Hotel and Restaurant Management Scholarships

Several HRM program and other scholarships are awarded annually. Students are also encouraged to apply for annual scholarships awarded by Industry Associations including the Michigan Restaurant Association and the International Food Service Executives Association. In addition there are also a number of University scholarships for which HRM students may apply for. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information, 734.487.0455 or Dr. Tierney McCleary, professor and program coordinator.

A variety of scholarships are available based on academic performance and/or professional promise and/or work experience.


Frances Sanderson Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to junior/seniors majoring in ATM, HRM or IDE, Demonstrated leadership, community service, personal motivation, commitment, and financial need.

Wade McCree Blue Care Network

Graduate of Detroit Public Schools with H.S. GPA of 3.00 and EMU GPA of at least 2.5.

Jay Seaver

Junior or Senior, preference to Minority Students, Academic record.

Coca Cola Endowed Scholarship

HRM major with a minimum of 56 credits having finished their first HRM cooperative study and are in good academic standing.

Polly and Jim Buchanan Scholarship

HRM major (minimum of 25 credits), including graduate students with a minimum 2.3 GPA and demonstrates an interest in hospitality industry.

A & W Restaurants Wade McCree Endowed Scholarship

HRM student employed in University Food Service. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Verna Ward Scholarship

HRM graduate or undergraduate student, preference given to community college graduates that transferred to EMU, academic record, and professional promise.

Nationally Competitive AHLA Scholarships

Arthur Packard Memorial Scholarship Competition

National competition, minimum of 3.0 GPA. $5,000, $2,000, $1,000. Separate application form.

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management

National competition (18 nationally awarded) $2,000.
Separate application form.

American Express Scholarship Program

Must be working in a lodging property min. 20/hrs/week and 3.0 GPA min. Separate application form.

Ecolab Scholarship Program

National competition, full time student, min 3.0 GPA, $2,000 Separate application form.

National Restaurant Association – Educational Foundation

Must be an HRM major and have at least one semester in a restaurant or food service related program. Go to the NRAEF website.

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)

Multiple scholarships are available on a national, competitive basis. Go to the PCMA website.

International Spa Association

Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Go to the International Spa Association website.