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.

NEWH has awarded over $5 million in scholarships to over 2,164 students to date!

NEWH, INC. Vice President/Scholarship
Andrea Thomas

NEWH, Inc. Scholarship Director
Rebecca Kundysek

NEWH has supported so many educational institutions!

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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 cumulative GPA/B average or equivalent
    • 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.

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.

 

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 $3000 donation & $500 admin fee
  • 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.