Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Hyatt Hotels Fund For Minority Lodging Management Students

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
Attn: Manager of Foundation Programs
1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3931
(202) 289-3181                                Fax: (202) 289-3199


To provide financial assistance to Native American and other minority college students working on a degree in hotel management.


This program is open to students majoring in hospitality management at a 4-year college or university as at least a sophomore.

Applicants must be members of a minority group


        • African American
        • Hispanic
        • American Indian
        • Alaskan Native
        •  Asian
        • or Pacific Islander


They must be enrolled full time.

Along with their application, they must submit a 500-word personal essay on


        • when and why they became interested in the hospitality field
        •  the characteristics or qualifications that will allow them to succeed
        • and how their education will help them to achieve their career objectives and future goals. 


Selection is based on


        • industry-related work experience
        • financial need
        •  academic record and educational qualifications
        •  professional, community, and extracurricular activities
        • personal attributes, including career goals
        • the essay
        • and neatness and completeness of the application. 


U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required.

Financial data

The stipend is $2,000.


1 year.

Additional information

Funding for this program, established in 1988, is provided by Hyatt Hotels  Resorts.

Number awarded

Varies each year; recently, 19 of these scholarships were awarded. Since this program was established, it has awarded scholarships worth nearly $40,000 to approximately 200 minority students.


April of each year.