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Hospitality Scholarship

Visit Charlevoix Hospitality Scholarships

The Charlevoix Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Charlevoix) Board of Directors established an annual “Hospitality Star Scholarships” for 2024. Visit Charlevoix will award two annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. Preference will be given to a student who works at a Visit Charlevoix member business or one who is pursuing a degree in hospitality, outdoor recreation, marketing, or other related major. The applicant must meet the criteria and will be chosen by the Visit Charlevoix’s Education Committee.

Award:

  • Two annual scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded.
     

Eligibility Factors

  • Must work for a Visit Charlevoix member.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0.
  • Applicants may apply multiple times; however, applicants will only be eligible to receive the scholarship once.

Procedure

Submit the following:

  • All applications received by the designated deadline will be evaluated by the Visit Charlevoix Education Committee to determine eligibility for interviewing.
  • Applicants will be notified of the selection process results after the submission deadline date.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

  • Materials must be typed and presented in a professional manner using a computer.
  • Demonstrated quality in academic performance.
  • Two supportive references with original signatures, one from each of the following categories: 
    • a) academic source; 
    • b) work/service source (preferably from a facility within the tourism industry).
       

To the Candidate:

Respond to the following questions using a maximum of no more than one thousand words per question. Be as thorough as possible. Please answer either question 1 or 2 and complete questions 3 and 4.

Questions

1. Why have you chosen the tourism industry as your area of employment? Please elaborate on any personal experiences, academic interests, or professional aspirations that have influenced by your decision.

2. Do you have future goals or a desired position within the tourism industry? How do you envision utilizing your education and skills to contribute to the advancements and sustainability of the industry?

3. Why do you feel you should be awarded this scholarship? Please highlight any achievements, leadership roles, and community involvement that demonstrate your involvement in the tourism industry.

4. What has been your most significant tourism experience to date and why? How has this experience shaped your understanding of the industry and your aspirations within it?

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024
Submit all materials via email:

Amanda Wilkin, Executive Director Visit Charlevoix
109 Mason Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720 
[email protected]

Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

 

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