Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships

The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, through its Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation, sponsors college scholarships for students majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs.

Jack Millar Scholarship
$1,000
Student must be enrolled full-time at the University of Hawaii’s Maui College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Maui College scholarship office at (808) 984-3343 for information.

Lyle & Grace Guslander Scholarship
$1,000
Student must be enrolled full-time at Kauai Community College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Kauai Community College scholarship office at (808) 245-8311 for information.

Joe Filoni Scholarship
$1,000
Student must be enrolled full-time at Kapiolani Community College and majoring in travel industry hotel/lodging management programs. Two students will each be awarded $1,000. Contact the Kapiolani Community College scholarship office at (808) 734-9716 for information.

Edwin K. Hastings Scholarship
$1,000
Awarded to the outstanding senior in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management. Contact the Director of Internship & Career Development at (808) 956-4899 for information.

R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship
$1,000
Student must be a Hawaii resident; enrolled full-time at an accredited university/college in the United States; majoring in hotel/lodging management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Three students will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Deadline for applications is July 1. Written requests for scholarship applications will be accepted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association beginning February 1. Mail requests to HLTA, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1506, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
Download BOB HOLDEN APPLICATION INFORMATION (pdf) and BOB HOLDEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (pdf)

Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship
$1,000-$2,500
Student must be a Hawaii resident; of Hawaiian ancestry; enrolled full-time at an accredited university/college in the United States majoring in hotel/lodging management; and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Up to two students will be awarded scholarships. Deadline for applications is July 1. Written requests for scholarship applications will be accepted by the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association beginning February 1. Mail requests to HLTA, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1506, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
Download CLEM JUDD JR. APPLICATION INFORMATION (pdf) and CLEM JUDD JR. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM (pdf)

Pouhana Hokele Scholarship
$1,000 – $4,000
Student must be of Hawaiian ancestry and majoring in travel industry management. This award is renewable for up to four years. This scholarship is a partnership between the Hawai’i Hotel Industry Foundation and the Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation of the Kamehameaha Schools. For information and an application, see www.pauahi.org.

Conrad N. Hilton Scholarship
$1,000
Student must be a Hawaii resident enrolled full-time at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management of the University of Houston (Texas). Contact the University of Houston scholarship office for information. Application deadline is March 1.

Citizenship Awards

Since 2005, the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and Department of Education have honored one outstanding senior from every public high school in the state who best exemplifies citizenship in school and in the community. These public high school students are presented with the Citizenship Award of a $1,000 continuing education scholarship, a feature in a special section of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, acknowledgment at a special Citizenship Awards Luncheon, and a framed certificate of recognition.

The Citizenship Award recognizes more that the traditional academic or athletic achievements. Rather, the award salutes the student who has contributed to making Hawaii a better place and who best exemplifies the Department of Education’s vision of a public high school graduate. That vision is for all students to: (1) realize their goals and aspirations; (2) possess the attitude, knowledge, and skills necessary to compete in a global society and to be an effective family member; (3) exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and (4) pursue post-secondary education and/or careers without the need for remediation.

For more information, or if you are interested in sponsoring a student, please contact the HLTA office at (808) 923-0407.

Download information (pdf) if your company is interested in sponsoring a student.

Download the newspaper announcement (pdf) of the 2013 recepients.