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Welcome to AHLEF's online application Portal 
AHLEF Scholarship announcements will be made by July 31 2018. AHLEF New Affiliate Schools will be announced in October 2018. 

All access to the AHLEF Scholarship and School applications has been closed. If you need to submit a transcript please email it to before May 31, 2018. 

If you are applying for academic scholarships or school affiliation in the Annual Scholarship Grant Program, you must either Sign In or Sign Up for a new account.  Students returning from last year, please Sign In.  If you are new, please Sign Up under Need an Account.

2018 Academic Scholarships - Academic scholarships are for hospitality management majors enrolled in an associate,
Baccalaureate, or graduate program at a U.S. college or university. The deadline to apply has been extended to May 1st.

2018 School Application - The Annual Scholarship Grant Program is just one of nine scholarships programs administered by AHLEF.  It is co-administered by U.S. colleges and universities that agree to help the Foundation in the selection and administration process. The school application process takes place every 3 -5 years.  This year is a review year.  All existing schools must re-apply, and new schools can also submit an application.  The deadline date is April 15.

About Us
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) is building tomorrow's hotel industry -- and the talent to fuel it.  In our increasingly complex business, research and education are crucial to ensuring the lodging industry continues to thrive.
For more than 60 years, the Foundation has been the primary source of financial support for industry-related scholarships and research. In recent years its mandate has expanded to include funding to launch and maintain school-to-career and workforce development initiatives in order to attract and retain more employees to our industry.
To date, we have distributed more than $21.5 million, and in 2017, we expended more than $1.4 million. These funds are awarded in the way of scholarships and research grants, as well as invested in key programs, such as workforce development and school-to-career, that directly affect the long-term goals and success of the hospitality industry.
The Foundation relies solely on contributions from generous individuals and companies who want to give back to the hotel industry and ensure a successful future.  We hold events and fundraisers throughout the year to garner interest and support in our efforts. We encourage you to peruse our Website to see all the different avenues through which we support the industry.  While we have accomplished a lot, there is still more to do, and your contribution makes a huge impact. Find out more about making a donation at