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American Express Scholarship

The American Express Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF).

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $500, Average: $1000, Maximum: $2000, disbursed twice a year.
Application Deadline: May 1 (American Express Academic Scholarship); January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1 (Educational Institute of AH&LA Scholarship)
Requirements: Applicant must currently hold a position (minimum 20 hours per week) in a hotel or motel that is a member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), and have a minimum of 12 months hotel experience. Dependents of AH&LA-member hotel or motel employees are also eligible. Scholarships are also available for distance learning courses and professional certification programs at the Educational Institute of AH&LA. Contact Educational Institute at 800 344-3320 for more information.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior

Sponsorship provided by:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF)
1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3931
USA
Email Address: ahlef@ghlef.org
Phone Number: 202 289 3100
Fax Number: 202 289 3199
http://www.ahlef.org

You can find out more by contacting:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

1201 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3931
US
Phone Number: 202 289 3100
Fax Number: 202 289 3199

One may find it helpful to search for available information on the scholarship. The best shot of success will follow from initially researching the prerequisites and then determining if you qualify. At the outset seek to understand the potential motivations of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) and what they hope to achieve with the American Express Scholarship. If you are qualified, figure out if you have the possibility to obtain the scholarship. If you think that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the American Express Scholarship, then you should fill out an application.

A crucial detail in the process of trying for the scholarship is properly completing the forms. Occasionally the process can be long and boring, but take the time to make sure that the forms are filled out precisely and in its entirety. Use caution to insure that you will not get passed over as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, figure out the timeframe regarding when the American Express Scholarship confers the award and distributes the money in order to stay informed about if it is possible to count on the scholarship to provide additional support for the expenses associated with school and what assistance it will provide, stipulations may exist on how you can use the American Express Scholarship. It can be difficult to be able to handle the increasing costs of education, and having the additional resources of the American Express Scholarship to defray some of the costs can provide significant support. If you don't end up getting the American Express Scholarship, try not to be upset, there are other scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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