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CHLA Hospitality Foundation Awards $165,000 in College Scholarships


SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—The California Hotel & Lodging Assn. Hospitality Foundation announced it has awarded $165,000 in scholarships to 52 students to pursue hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts degrees at 10 California colleges.

Winners of the coveted scholarships will be celebrated at the Hospitality Foundation’s annual gala on November 3, 2022 at Disney’s Grand California Hotel and Spa.

“It has been invigorating to engage with the students this year during the scholarship interview process and to learn about their visions for our industry,” said Michael Pace, the Foundation President, and General Manager at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco. “These students have the potential to redefine the lodging industry in exciting new ways. As a hospitality professional, this scholarship program excites me because it provides our industry with the opportunity to encourage an enthusiastic and talented pool of future leaders to continue pursuing careers in hotels and restaurants.”

This year’s award recipients include students from San Diego State University, University of San Francisco, San Jose State, Cal Poly Pomona, California State University, Monterey Bay, City College of San Francisco, Chico State University, California State University Long Beach, Orange Coast and California State University East Bay.

CHLAHF’s scholarship committee, comprised of hospitality professionals, reviewed each application, selecting the honorees based on their grade point average, declaration to pursue a hospitality degree and dedicated hospitality work experience.