SCHOLARSHIP2The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.  For an application, go to NEWH Chapter Scholarships page and click on the Chapter Name.  If there is no hyperlink, that chapter has not posted their applications yet. Please check back.

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NEWH Chapter Scholarships 

Chapter scholarships are awarded annually based upon the following criteria:

  • Standard Criteria
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a 3.0 GPA
    • Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)
    • Provide the following:
      • Student Essay
      • Transcript
      • Letters of recommendation from Dept. Head, Professors, Advisor
      • Letters of recommendation from industry professionals, employers, etc.
  • Non-Standard Chapter Scholarship
    • Additional criteria over and above the requirements. Amount given and other details to be outlined and voted by the Chapter or International Board
    • Judging of candidates to be done by a Scholarship Committee made up of NEWH members.
    • Scholarship to be advertised and funded separately from the Chapter Scholarships, with a disclaimer that no award will be given if a qualified recipient has not applied.
    • In addition to these items listed and scholarship types, need to differentiate a “design competition” or requirement for a “portfolio submittal by design students” as a non-standard scholarship.

Each chapter compiles a list of eligible schools to which they will offer scholarship assistance. Usually these schools are in the geographical area of the chapter. An eligible school is defined as accredited and one that will hold the scholarship moneys in trust for the student to draw down upon on an “as needed” basis. Applications for scholarships will be sent to the school and returned to each chapter’s scholarship committee for review and selection.Each chapter will award scholarships based on the financial ability of the chapter to fund such scholarship awards. Eligible schools include community colleges, or their equivalents, and the Baccalaureate College and are for students majoring in the Hospitality, Foodservice or related fields.

ICON of Industry

Opens in May with deadline to apply in mid-September. Winner $5,000 scholarship award given at Gold Key Ceremony in New York in November. Honorable mention $3,5000 scholarship award given at HD Expo in Las Vegas the following May. Student travel and lodging paid by NEWH, Inc. winning student must attend award event and have eligible debt at time of award.

  • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
  • Must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award in May 2015
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be pursuing a career objective in the area of the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the area(s) of hospitality determined by our ICON (criteria changes annually)
  • Must have participated in an internship program or similar position

Chapters are encouraged to submit students they have vetted for chapter level scholarships for this award.  The student would need to submit an ICONS application with the supporting documents required.

Sustainable Design Competition Scholarship – NEWH Inc. Scholarship

Opens annually in August. Intent to Participate forms due in December & final project due in February of the following year. Winners awarded at HD Expo in Las Vegas in May of the following year. Winning student airfare & lodging paid by NEWH, Inc. winning student(s) must attend award event.

Two sponsors are ideal for this initiative. Sponsors each donate the scholarship and an additional amount for administration of the design competition and winning student travel and lodging costs.

The NEWH Sustainable Design Competition provides students with the opportunity to showcase their design skills while utilizing the very best in sustainable design products and practices.

Sponsor selects award opportunity with a $7,000 annual commitment.

$5000 Scholarship Award to Undergraduate student
$5000 Scholarship Award to Graduate student

2014/2015 Sponsors:

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To receive this scholarship you must be a currently enrolled student with eligible debt through your school for tuition, books, supplies or other related educational needs incurred at the time the scholarship is awarded in May (the following year).  Awarded scholarship funds will be sent to and directly distributed through winning student’s school.  If the student does not have eligible debt to apply the scholarship towards at time of award the funds will go to the students college Interior Design Department.  If a winning graduate student is not selected by the panel of judges, the scholarship award will go to the INTERIORS PROGRAM of the winning undergraduate student’s school, and vice versa.  To receive the scholarship award the winning student must be able to attend the award presentation in May (the following year) in Las Vegas with travel and lodging provided by NEWH, Inc.  The award event shall be covered by NEWH Magazine and other hospitality and design publications.

Vendor Scholarships

NEWH, Inc. Vendor Scholarships are graciously funded by the hospitality manufacturing community. These scholarships are administered by NEWH, Inc. and are presented at major national/international trade events.

  • Funding to be done by a vendor
  • Minimum $5000 donation ($4000 student scholarship award, $1000 student travel/administrative costs)
  • Scholarship name to be chosen by Vendor
  • Vendor or company representative can present the scholarship
  • NEWH, Inc. Scholarship Committee reviews applicants and selects the final recipient based on NEWH scholarship criteria
  • Donor can specify what are of hospitality is accepted for students to apply for the vendor scholarship (interior design, architecture, etc.)
  • NEWH, Inc. and donor determine the venue for the award presentation of the scholarship and take into consideration the possibility of transportation, lodging, etc, of the recipient into account when the amount is negotiated with the vendor

NEWH Chapter level Vendor Scholarships are graciously funded by the hospitality manufacturing community. These scholarships are administered by NEWH Chapter and are presented at a determined chapter event.

  • Funding to be done by a vendor
  • Minimum $2500 donation
  • Scholarship name to be chosen by Vendor
  • Vendor or company representative can present the scholarship
  • NEWH Chapter Scholarship Committee reviews applicants and selects the final recipient based on NEWH scholarship criteria
  • Donor can specify what are of hospitality is accepted for students to apply for the vendor scholarship (interior design, architecture, etc.)
  • NEWH Chapter determines the venue for the award presentation of the scholarship

NEWH Inc. Scholarship Endowment Guidelines

NEWH Inc. welcomes support from various sectors of the Hospitality Industry in the form of donations to the Scholarship Fund and endowment of individual scholarships. NEWH has over thirty years of experience in awarding scholarship funds to students majoring in hospitality related industries making us the best source to distribute corporate and individual donations to scholarship.

The administrative activity of holding scholarship competitions; press/photo opportunities with the winning students; awards dinners; travel/lodging for students – is often not considered in funding an award however these costs must be considered in all future donations.

Memorial

  • Must be in the name of a member who has contributed to NEWH.
  • May be funded separately, initially, after the death of the member and then funded by chapter fundraising efforts, after the original funding dwindles.
  • May be given in the name of the member as one of the Chapter Scholarships.  For instance, could be given to the most outstanding student and/or in the largest dollar amount.

Namesake

  • This scholarship is given on the Chapter level
  • Funding to be done by an Interior Design firm, Architectural Firm, Hotel, Procurement, Restaurant, etc. in their name.
  • The firm can have input into the desired criteria over and above the minimum requirements listed above.

Other

  • Scholarships given in someone’s name that is not a Member in Memorium, Vendor, or Business must not be funded by Chapter fundraisers.

Trade-Show Scholarship

$5000 award – assume 20% administrative, travel/lodging costs or $1000 so your donation should be $6000. If sponsor wishes to award at a special event they must supply all extra costs for student and if necessary representative of NEWH for travel/lodging and any costs associated with attending the special event.

Traveling Scholarship  CHAPTER LEVEL

Sponsors may endow a scholarship in any amount to be given to the chapter of their choice. Scholarship will be given in the course of the standard chapter scholarship competition. Due to this being a part of the standard competition, no travel costs are paid for students and no administrative costs should be incurred. Scholarship can be given in donor’s name and endowed for several years or as a one-time opportunity.