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Scholarships & Aid

Information about scholarships and aid available to you if you have been accepted into a major at the Dedman School of Hospitality is listed on this page. Some external scholarships are also listed for your consideration.

    Eligibility

    • Applicants must:
      • Be majoring in either Hospitality Management & Tourism, Global Club Management & Leadership or PGA Golf Management at the Dedman School of Hospitality
      • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a minimum of two required courses
      • Have remaining at least one semester (12 credit hours) after the Spring semester in which you are applying for a scholarship, not including Summer semester
      • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
      • Have an impressive industry/extra-curricular record

    Requirements

    • A properly submitted Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarship Application
    • Submission of:
      • A 300-500 word essay on "Why I need this scholarship to meet my career goals,"
      • A copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and
      • An updated resume.
    • Financial need (based on FAFSA application). NOTE: Submitting FAFSA form is not required but is recommended. Because many scholarships are based on demonstrating financial need, FAFSA verification may open additional opportunities for you. Submit only the Student Aid Report (SAR) page that includes your EFC.

    Selection Process

    • Students may begin applying Jan. 1 of each year.
    • The Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarship Application and all required documents must be submitted by Feb. 28 to:
      Alishia Piotrowski, Florida State University, Dedman School of Hospitality, 288 Champions Way, UCB 4107, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2541
    • The scholarship selection committee will review all applications submitted by the Feb. 29 deadline during March. Students will be notified on or before April 1st.
    • An objective point system is applied and application information is independently verified.
    • Students who submit false or inflated/exaggerated information will be automatically rejected for a scholarship, and counseled by the director of Dedman School of Hospitality.

    Scholarship Amounts

    • Scholarship amounts will vary depending on the student’s qualifications and the scholarship sponsor.
    • Full-year scholarships will be distributed in two installments, half in the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester.

    Dedman School of Hospitality Scholarships

    The following scholarships and awards are administered by the Dedman School of Hospitality:

    • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (Cecil B. Day) Scholarship
    • Aramark Scholarship
    • Ashby Stiff Undergraduate Scholarship
    • Bessie Morgan Marshall Scholarship
    • Charlie Hoare Scholarship
    • Chris J. Kalfas Memorial Scholarship
    • Dan Freire Internship Award in Hospitality
    • Davis Hospitality Administration Student Activity & Scholarship
    • Dedman Endowment in Hospitality
    • Don A. & Frances B. Veller Scholarship
    • Frederick A. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
    • Gabriel Brady/Gate Gourmet International Scholarship Fund
    • Ian Trent Taylor Memorial Scholarship external link icon
    • International Club Suppliers' Scholarship
    • Iris D. Larson Hospitality Scholarship
    • J. Willard Marriott Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Excellence
    • Jacksonville Seminole Club - Jay Abraham Scholarship
    • John Carnaghi Scholarship
    • John & Karen Culver Endowment for International Travel Support
    • LaQuinta Award for Excellence
    • Peter Albe Memorial Scholarship
    • Robert J. Shelley Memorial Scholarship
    • Ruby Tuesday Restaurants - James Bruce Wallace Memorial Scholarship
    • The John and Monica Rivers 4 Rivers Dedman School of Hospitality Endowed Scholarship
    • Thomas A. Waits Undergraduate Scholarship
    • Zuknick Morgan Family Scholarship

    External Scholarships

    Below is a listing of links to scholarships available through individuals, organizations and company sponsors. Each scholarship will have their own requirements, deadlines and criteria for selection. Be sure to review the instructions carefully.