CHLA Hospitality Foundation Awards $155,000 in College Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation is excited to announce we are awarding $155,000 in scholarships to 45 students pursuing hospitality, tourism, and culinary arts degrees at 11 California colleges.

Michael Pace, The Foundation President, and General Manager at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, noted, “It has been invigorating to engage with the students this year during the scholarship interview process and to learn about their visions for our industry.” He continued, “In my mind, these students have the potential to redefine the lodging industry in exciting new ways. As a hospitality professional, this scholarship program excites me because it provides our industry with the opportunity to encourage an already enthusiastic and talented pool of future leaders to continue pursuing a career in hotels and restaurants.”

Award recipients include students from Cal Poly Pomona San Diego State University, University of San Francisco, San Jose State, California State University – Sacramento, California State University – Monterey Bay, City College of San Francisco, Chico State University, California State University Long Beach, West Hill College Lemoore and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

About California Hotel and Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation
CHLAHF is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and research in support of excellence among industry employees and hospitality students. Our aim is to raise the profile and promote excellence in the California hospitality industry. CHLAHF was formed in April 2019 when two large supporters of hospitality education – The Hotel & Restaurant Foundation and The CHLA Education Foundation – combined to support the future of hospitality in California. For more information, please go to

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