HTM Scholarship Opportunities

There are a number of scholarships available to the students of the HTM program. Please feel free to browse the scholarship opportunities available to you. For more information on the scholarships listed here, please contact Michael Flannery or stop by the faculty area and check out the bulletin board across from PORT 213. Also feel free to go visit or contact the Financial Aid and Student Accounts Officehere at Purdue Calumet. 219-989-2301 located in the Enrollment Services Center in Lawshe Hall 130 (open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 – 6:30 and Friday from 7:30 – 4:30).



The White Lodging Future Industry Leaders Scholarship

The Dean & Barbara White and Bruce & Beth White Family Foundations fund the Future Leaders’ scholarship awards to Purdue University Calumet to advance the hospitality and tourism management industry through education.

WLS, established in 1985, is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company. It consists of more than 153 hotels in 18 states and encompasses representation of such recognized brands as Marriott International, Inc.; Hilton Worldwide; Hyatt Global; Starwood Hotels and Resorts; InterContinental Group; and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

Award
Multiple $3000 Scholarships awarded per academic year

Eligibility Requirements
Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, to be reviewed annually after Spring Semester grades are posted.

Other Requirements

  • Incoming Freshmen GPA 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 1100 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Transfer students 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 30 semester hours of transfer work
  • Current students 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 30 semester hours of coursework

Selection is to be made by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Scholarship Award Committee or their designee.
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Wanda C. Dudzik Memorial Scholarship

Wanda C. Dudzik was a local restaurant entrepreneur with Kentucky Fried Chicken. After opening her first KFC franchise in East Chicago, Indiana, Ms. Dudzik went on to run KFC stores in Hammond, Munster, Whiting and Dyer until her death in 1993. As a leader in the NWI hospitality industry, Ms. Dudzik often demonstrated a commitment in maintaining her company’s highest standards for food and beverage management, restaurant operations and customer satisfaction.

Award
Multiple $350-$1000 Scholarship awarded per academic year

Eligibility Requirements
Recipients must have minimum 3 classification standing, have completed 9 credit hours of HTM coursework and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. The scholarship can be renewable with the maintenance of a 3.0 overall G.P.A. Also, the recipient must have a diploma from a Northwest Indiana high school. The recipient(s) of the scholarship will be determined by the HTM department Scholarship Award Committee or their designee.
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WLS/NABHOOD Scholarship

This award is a combined initiative from White Lodging Services (WLS) Corp. and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD). The scholarship is renewable for up to four years so long as recipients maintain eligibility standards.

WL S Corp., established in 1985 and headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company. It consists of more than 153 hotels across the United States.

NABHOOD serves to increase and improve participation of African Americans and other people of color in the hospitality industry. Its mission is to increase the number of African Americans who develop, manage and own lodging properties; increase participation of African American-owned suppliers serving the industry; and to promote employment opportunities at executive levels within the lodging industry.

Award
$3000 Scholarship (per academic year)

Eligibility Requirements
Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, to be reviewed annually after Spring Semester grades are posted.

Other Requirements

  • Incoming Freshmen GPA 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 1100 SAT or 25 ACT
  • Transfer students 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 30 semester hours of transfer work
  • Current students 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 30 semester hours of coursework

Selection is to be made by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Scholarship Award Committee or their designee.
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WLS Alumni & Friends Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is funded through donations from employees and friends at White Lodging Services (WLS) Corp. Many of these individuals include HTM alumni, faculty/staff members, and other hospitality industry professionals who support the Hospitality and Tourism Management department and its programming at Purdue University Calumet.

Award
Multiple $250-$1000 variable scholarship awarded once per academic year

Eligibility Requirements
Recipient must to be an HTM major with a 3.0 (4.0 scale) minimum grade point average, have a minimum 3 classification standing and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate coursework in current scholarship semester.

Application Procedure
Submit application form, resume with professional references and a 1-2 page essay on “Why am I deserving of this scholarship and how will it impact my professional development as a HTM student.” Please submit all materials in a 9×12 sealed envelope to:

Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
ATTN: HTM Program Scholarship Award Committee
c/o Chynisse Browder
Porter Hall 213
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Submission Deadline: March 11th
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Jennie Hamilton Endowed Scholarship

Jennie Hamilton was a 2003 HTM-Fitness Management graduate of Purdue University Calumet who devoted her all-too-brief life to health and fitness. At the time of her death in the summer of 2006, she was training for the Ironman Triathlon and considering return to school in the Nursing program to further her ability to reach out to others and provide assistance for their health needs. This scholarship has been created by her family and her many friends to honor her memory and continue the legacy she began of health, fitness and education.

Award
$1,000 for the academic year

Eligibility Requirements
Recipient must to be an HTM major with an option in Fitness Management with a 3.0 (4.0 scale) minimum grade point average, have a minimum 3 classification standing and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours of undergraduate coursework in current scholarship semester.

Application Procedure
Submit application form and a one page essay on “Why I feel I will be an excellent fitness professional.” Included with essay, applicant must submit 3 letters of recommendation from the following: (1) a faculty/staff member from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, (2) a former teacher, employer, etc. who can verify your suitability for pursuing a career in the health and fitness industry.
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John Friend Scholarship

John Friend became the Athletic Director at Purdue University Calumet in 1980. While he was a daily part of the athletic program at the University, the Fitness Center opened, intercollegiate athletics expanded and intramural opportunities for student health and wellness increased tremendously. Upon his retirement from the University in 2001, the John Friend Scholarship Endowment was established by friends and colleagues to honor his years of commitment to Purdue University Calumet with gifts to the school and programs he so believed in.

Award
Multiple scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for the academic year.

Eligibility Requirements
Recipients must have minimum 5 classification standing majoring in the fitness management option of hospitality and tourism management program and be enrolled in a minimum of three hours of core classes and at least six total credit hours each semester.


Application Procedure
Submit application form and a one page essay on “Why I feel I will be an excellent fitness professional.” Included with essay, applicant must submit 3 letters of recommendation from the following: (1) a fitness professional, (2) a faculty/staff member from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and (3) a former teacher, employer, etc. who can verify your suitability for pursuing a career in the health and fitness industry.
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Deno Yiankes (center) with Cong Lu (Ivy) and Jackie Heldt (right)...recipients of Deno Yiankes Family Scholarship

Irene and Kostas Yiankes Scholarship

The Irene and Kostas Yiankes Scholarship was established by Deno Yiankes to honor his parents. Mr Yiankes, a native of Northwest Indiana, received a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Purdue University Calumet in 1988. Please address your thank you note to Mr. Yiankes.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Purdue University Calumet
  • Candidates must maintain a minimum of a 3.00 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in a minimum of 9 semester hours per semester.
  • Candidates should submit a short essay describing work experience to date, campus activities and what makes them the outstanding candidate for this scholarship.
  • There are at least two scholarships available each year
  • Selection will be made by the HTM Scholarship Committee, as convened by the HTM Department Head.

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Department Merit Scholarships – Various


National Scholarship Opportunities

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) –
AH&LEF offers 10 different academic scholarships, for students enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate hospitality degree program such as hospitality and tourism management, hotel/restaurant management, culinary arts, travel/tourism, or hotel administration. Go to Interested students can apply online or download the application form at www.ahlef.org. May 1st is the deadline for all applications.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Scholarship Program
The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) is the leading scholarship provider for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Our goal is to award scholarships to motivated individuals who are committed to furthering their education and succeeding in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Funded through generous donations from the restaurant and foodservice industry, the NRAEF has awarded more than $11 million dollars in merit-based scholarships to students and educators since 1987. Student scholarships start at $2,500 and educators receive $1,750 scholarships.

To apply, go the the NRAEF website at www.nraef.org/scholarships.

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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