CHLA Education Foundation Awards Over $17,000 in Scholarships & Industry Support

Sacramento, CA – The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CHLAEF) announced 10 scholarship award recipients totaling over $17,000 in scholarships and industry support. Applications were received from students representing community colleges and 4-year universities from around the state. The award recipients of these scholarships are exemplary students and are an asset to the industry. The recipients of this year’s CH&LA Education Foundation scholarships are:

Kevin Johnson Memorial Scholarship:

  • Jessica Huang, Galileo Academy of Hospitality/San Francisco State University

General Scholarships:

  • Sharon Bobbitt, CHA, CHRM, San Jose State University
  • Connor Delille, San Diego State University
  • Kyle Dorley, California State University Long Beach
  • Guadalupe Escalera, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
  • Fion Hu, San Francisco State University
  • Carolin Maier, San Francisco State University
  • Dulce Manzano, California Polytechnic University – Pomona
  • Jazmin Martinez, Monterey Peninsula College
  • Andrea Stith, California State University Long Beach

For more information or to make a contribution, contact CHLAEF by calling Susan Ragatz, CHLA’s Education Director at (916) 554-2678 or by email at

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About CHLA Education Foundation
The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation provides funding and assistance to California institutions and individuals as well as for related activities which further research and knowledge in the field of hotel management with respect to the lodging, hospitality, and food service industries. In just the past two decades, CHLA’s Education Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 to the future benefit of the California lodging industry.