Saint Louis University

Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Hospitality Industry Advisory Board in support of undergraduate students in the School for Professional Studies' hospitality program.

Award Amount
$2,000 for 1-2 recipients per academic year.  Renewable, but must reapply.

The Hospitality Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing student pursuing a minor or certificate in hospitality management and enrolled in at least two (2) hospitality management courses in the academic year the scholarship is awarded.  Eligibility is based on financial need and quality of personal statement essay.  The scholarship must be used within the academic year it is received.

Do You Qualify?
To be eligible for the Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Pursuing a minor or certificate in Hospitality Management (change of minor/certificate may result in forfeiture).
  • Ensure official copies of all necessary college, high school, and/or GED transcripts have been received in SPS by the application deadline. 
  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic year for which you are applying.
  • Submit a 300-500 word essay addressing the following: "Present a personal statement of your commitment to the hospitality industry.  Outline specifically how this scholarship will advance your specific area of educational focus.  Additionally, discuss the characteristics/skills that will allow you to succeed in this field, and how you plan to give back to the industry in the future."
  • Receive less than the equivalent of 9 credit hours (currently $5,400) in tuition assistance per year (exclusive of aid received through the FAFSA, such as federal loans or grants).
  • Able to attend (either remotely or physically) a Hospitality Industry Advisory Board meeting.  (Dates TBD)

To apply for this scholarship, qualified students should:

  • Fill out and submit the below application by the deadline. For the current list of scholarship deadlines, click here.
  • File FAFSA.
  • Meet all requirements described above.
  • Include the essay described above.
SLU employees and/or family members who qualify for SLU tuition remission are not eligible to receive SPS scholarships.  The scholarships are not cash refundable and are applied directly to the cost of tuition for the term awarded.  Receipt of an SPS scholarship is contingent upon successful completion of the enrolled courses each term.  Students who withdraw from courses may be subject to forfeiture of all monies awarded by SPS. 


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