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Hospitality Scholarships

Students can apply for one of several scholarships specifically for sustainable hospitality management majors. CSUMB also offers a wide variety of scholarship opportunities which can be found at the Financial Aid Website.


  • B.S. Sustainable Hospitality Management major
  • Sophomore, junior or senior year academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Good academic standing - 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Two page (maximum) statement addressing how this scholarship will help achieve academic and professional goals; students are encouraged to address any obstacles they have overcome and how that has shaped their character/value system.

Monterey County Hospitality Association

The MCHA has several scholarships for students pursuing degrees in hotel management, culinary studies, wine, or other hospitality-related fields. Priority is given to Monterey County residents.

MCHA Scholarship Information

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF)

These scholarships are available to assist students pursuing degrees in hotel management, culinary studies, wine and other hospitality fields. Priority goes to Monterey County residents, followed by students from anywhere in California and then those elsewhere in the United States.

The California Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation

The CHLA Foundation's mission is to raise money in the hospitality industry to promote and support hospitality management and culinary arts education.

California Restaurant Association Scholarships

‚ÄčEach year, the Foundation awards dozens of scholarships to deserving high school seniors and undergraduate students who dream of pursuing higher education to study the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries, as well as to instructors who want to continue their education.

James Beard Foundation Scholarship

The James Beard Foundation assists aspiring or current culinary professionals in furthering their education. The foundation offers scholarships, tuition waivers, and work-study grants.

Additional Scholarship Resources

Sustainable Hospitality Management BS

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