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Hospitality Sales and Mktg Assoc Int'l Northern CA Chapter – Student Membership Scholarship Program

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Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Northern California Chapter – Student Membership Scholarship Program

The purpose of this program is to provide scholarships for one year student memberships in HSMAI Northern California Chapter to students pursuing Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees in Hospitality Management or related fields.

Program Description

There will be nine student memberships awarded, three each from these universities:

  • California State University, East Bay
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University


The scholarship recipients will receive an annual membership to HSMAI-Northern California and will be entitled to all benefits of membership, including resource materials on the HSMAI website. In addition, students attend HSMAI-Northern California educationally oriented luncheons at a discounted price of $15 throughout the length of their membership, which is one-third of the fee that members pay. The luncheons and events provide excellent networking opportunities for students to meet professionals in the hospitality arena. It is our intention that students’ participation in HSMAI events will establish relationships with professionals who may be instrumental in their future job search. The student members may be asked to contribute to an HSMAI event or publication geared to students, or to assist with HSMAI public relations efforts. The annual membership will be awarded to the student recipients for a calendar period of one year. If the students graduate, the membership follows each individual student until completion of the annual membership date.

Benefits of membership in HSMAI

HSMAI can provide students with up-to-date "real life" experiences in today's competitive hospitality and sales environment. Membership can provide students with the same education and networking opportunities already being enjoyed by regular HSMAI members around the world including:

  • Networking with HSMAI members worldwide
  • HSMAI’s new eConnect – One stop on-line shopping resource for travel and marketing information, research, contacts and best practices for “members only”
  • HSMAI Marketing Review (quarterly magazine)
  • HSMAI Member Update (quarterly newsletter)
  • HSMAI Industry Update (monthly via email)
  • HSMAI Student/Faculty Update (twice a year)
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Mentoring Program - access to HSMAI staff and leadership for help and advice

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled as a student in a hospitality management or related curriculum, pursuing a degree
  • Demonstrated hospitality work experience
  • An interest in a career in hospitality sales and marketing
  • Good academic standing

Application Requirements

  • Typed application form
  • Transcript from current college or university
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Current resume
  • Three personal essays

Deadline:June 15, 2010. No extensions will be granted.
The winners will be announced on July 15, 2010. Judges will consider the following when reviewing each application:

  • Grade point average
  • Responses to essay questions
  • Industry-related work experience
  • Recommendations
  • Presentation of application
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Involvement in HSMAI

Send completed applications to:
Foundation Scholarship Committee
c/o Kathleen Tindell
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

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