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Bill Kimpton Hospitality Scholarship for HTM Students

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Bill Kimpton Scholarship

One (1) scholarship will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $10,000 ($5,000 for each fall and spring semester).

  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Kimpton booth at the Spring HTM Career Fair to meet representatives from Kimpton and learn more about the company and unique Kimpton culture.
  • After being notified of their award, scholarship recipients will meet with Kimpton’s VP of People & Culture to discuss their career plans.
  • Scholarship recipients agree to do a mentorship (periodic career advisory meetings with a senior manager) at Kimpton during the scholarship period.
  • Scholarship recipients are encouraged to gain their internship experience for the HTM degree at Kimpton, especially during their senior class year.
  • The scholarship awards will be renewed if the scholarship recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria and eligibility requirements as well as commit to continuing their mentorship with Kimpton.


  • Students who have declared Hospitality & Tourism Management as their major at SF State, and are currently either sophomore or junior status carrying at least 12 units of classes
  • Students who will continue to be enrolled as Hospitality & Tourism Management majors at SF State with 12 units of classes per semester as juniors or seniors in 2014-2015
  • Students with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.65 at SF State
  • Students who have worked in the hotel industry for at least one semester, preferably those who have completed some internship or work experience at any of the Kimpton properties
  • Students who aspire to enter the Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants management training program upon graduation
  • Students that have a financial need as determined by the financial aid office (student must apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form to determine financial need)

Selection Criteria

  • Academic rating, letter of application, student participation & leadership, work experience and career goals in the hospitality industry
  • Intent to start a career with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants after graduation
  • Financial statement

How to apply

Students must apply through the new Academic Works Scholarship System at:


  • Friday, March 21, 2014, 5 p.m.

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