College Scholarship Program – 4 year
Each year the Lodging Association awards a $6,000.00 scholarship to a qualified senior graduating from one of the Florida Keys high schools who enrolls in a college course of studies in the hospitality field. Consideration is also given to students enrolling at Florida Keys Community College who intend to transfer to a hospitality program in the future.
Tourism is our largest industry in the Florida Keys. Becoming involved in hospitality is a great way for our young residents to return to the Keys after college. The lodging industry offers great career opportunities including hotel management, advertising, marketing, accounting, and food and beverages operations positions.
The application process relatively simple involving letters of recommendation & college acceptance, a high school transcript (or college transcript for FKCC students) and a short essay as to why the applicant is planning to pursue hospitality studies in college. The scholarship funds are dispensed annually over the four years as long as the student continues to be enrolled in the college’s hospitality program and maintains a 3.0 or better grade point average.
The scholarship is funded through the Association's Annual Golf Tournament.
The Scholarship Application can be downloaded from this site and returned to the office with the accompanying paperwork. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please contact your school's guidance counselor or the Lodging Association if you have any questions.
» Scholarship Information Sheet
» Download the Scholarship Application
» Download the Past Scholarship Recipient List
Florida Keys Community College - Lodging Association Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship
In the Fall of 2013, Florida Keys Community College added courses of study for Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as Food and Beverage Management as part of the Business Degree. The Lodging Association feels that these courses are essential for the continuing education of our local hospitality employees as well as young students exploring their career options.
The Association currently funds individual scholarships that cover the in-state tuition and fees for each class. These are distributed through the FKCC Foundation. Multiple scholarships will be available for each semester.
Interested FKCC students can apply online. Please visit the FKCC home page www.fkcc.edu and click on the Future Students - Scholarships tab. Follow the instruction on how to apply online.
For additional questions on this scholarship please contact FKCC Financial Aid.
FinancialAid@fkcc.edu or 305-809-3523