Scholarship Resources

  • Hospitality Management Students

    Hospitality Management Students

Welcome to the Hospitality Management Program at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Below you will find a list of opportunities for new and continuing students to receive scholarships or awards. To learn more about these and other opportunities, please contact Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu or call at 603.862.3303.

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Self Nominated Scholarships

The Scholarships listed here are self nominated, which means you have to comply with and submit required information.

We strongly recommend that you consider applying. When a scholarship states "PREFERENCE" does not always mean that they will not award to others.

AH&LEF Incoming Freshman - Baccalaureate Majors - $2,000

ECOLAB Scholarship Competition - Baccalaureate Majors - $2,000

American Express Scholarship Competition - Baccalaureate Majors $2,000 full-time enrollment or $1,000 Part-time

Steven Scher Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Restaurateurs - Up to one (1) scholarship of $5,000 will be granted for the institution of the applicant’s choice

The Rama Scholarship for the American Dream - Award amounts can range from $1,000 to $3,000 depending upon enrollment and recommended amount from school.

Professional Convention Management Association - Up to five (5) Tuition-based scholarships of $5,000.

Department of Hospitality Management Scholarships

These scholarships are provided by the department. For further information contact Donna Stickney at donna.stickney@unh.edu

  • American Hotel Foundation Scholarship

This annual gift has been awarded every year since 1988 to hospitality management majors who demonstrate academic achievement and leadership.

  • Ken Wilson Scholarship

$10,000; recurring; spread over 4 years). Plan to award one freshman student with the UNH acceptance letter and one current student

  • Rob Steigerwald Scholarship

$25,000; spread over 4 years). Plan to award at least one freshman student with the UNH acceptance letter

  • Board of Young Hospitality Professionals Award/Scholarship(BYHP)

The Board of Young Hospitality Professionals Award/scholarships was established through the generosity of Hospitality Management alumni. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.2 or greater, be a member of Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society, submit an essay on community service experience and resume with extracurricular activities and hospitality work experience noted.

  • Ed & Selma Simon

This endowed fund was established to honor Mr. and Mrs. Simon, both active alumni of the University. Mrs. Simon received her degree in Political Science in 1942 and was elected class president. She and Mr. Simon were lifetime members of the President’s Council. The award is given to meritorious hospitality management majors.

  • Hannaford

Hannaford Brothers Company of South Portland, Maine established this fund in 1983 to recognize juniors or seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence.

  • Harry MacLeod

This scholarship was endowed by the Yoken’s Restaurant family and has been awarded every year since 1975 to hospitality management majors who demonstrate achievement and financial need.

  • Hospitality Event Class Scholarship

The Hospitality Events Class scholarship is funded from the net proceeds from the Silent Auction held in conjunction with the annual December President's Community Skating Holiday Party. It is awarded by the Hospitality Management Department to a deserving student.

  • Joseph Durocher and Horizon Beverage Scholarship

Established through the generosity of the Horizon Beverage Company in memory of Dr. Joseph Durocher, a long-time faculty member of the Department of Hospitality Management at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

  • Melvin Sandler Academic Achievement Award

Mel Sandler was an Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality Management for over 20 years and also served as Program Director for many years before retiring.Upon his retirement the department faculty established the Melvin Sandler Academic Achievement Award to honor a Hospitality Management student entering their senior year who has achieved the highest grade point average from among the graduation class.

  • Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Scholarship

Provide meritious scholarship support to students majoring in Hospitality Management

  • Paul S. and Jill S. Kirwin Scholarship

The purpose of the Kirwin Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support to hospitality management students from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to help advance the University’s academic priorities for providing an inclusive community for diverse students, including underserved and underrepresented communities, as described in the UNH Academic Plan 2003-2008. Students who are the first members of their family to attend college and contribute to the cost of their education through summer or term-time employment will receive preference for this scholarship.

  • Raymond Goodman Leadership Award

Raymond J. Goodman, Jr. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Hospitality Management for over 23 years and served as Chair and Program Director prior (prior to 1990).He established the Raymond J. Goodman, Jr.Leadership Award to be awarded to a graduating Hospitality Management senior who throughout his/her college career has been a major force in leadership, dedication and commitment to the Hospitality Management Department, The Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the University of New Hampshire.

  • Seron Bailey

The Seacoast restaurateur family of Mrs. Bailey endowed a scholarship in her name to recognize NH hospitality management majors who show outstanding promise and academic excellence. This scholarship is renewable for four years if academic criteria are met

  • UNH Hospitality Management International Student Diversity Scholarship

The purpose of the 'UNH Hospitality Management International Student Diversity Fund' is to provide scholarship and financial assistance to international students enrolled in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics hospitality program. This initiative places Paul; College at the forefront of educating and preparing foreign students for the global hospitality industry. The Hospitality Management department will be responsible for the selection of recipients and for administering all awards from this fund.

UNH and Paul College Scholarships

UNH Financial Aid - The University of New Hampshire offers many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships.

Peter T. Paul College Scholarships - As a Paul College student in good academic standing, you may be eligible for any one of a number of scholarships that will be awarded to fulltime student s for the 2013/14 academic year.

Office of National Fellowships  - The UNH Fellowships Office provides information, counsel, and editorial support to highly motivated students (undergraduates, graduate students, and UNH alumni) applying for national and international fellowships and scholarships.

Recent Hospitality Management Scholarship Receipiants

2013-2014:

American Hotel Foundation Scholarship

  • Danielle Swain
  • Michelle DiTomaso
  • Kathryn Hand
  • Cassandra Hecker
  • Molly Johnson

Seron Bailey Scholarship

  • Gregory Marinaccio
  • Lauren Morrissey
  • Jennifer Tavernini

Board of Young Hospitality Professionals

  • Nicholas DiMatteo

Joseph Durocher and Horizon Scholarship       

  • Nicholas DiMatteo

Raymond J. Goodman, Jr. Leadership Award

  • Hannah Lazarovich                                             

Hannaford Brothers Scholarship

  • Andre Ho

Paul S. and Jill S. Kirwin Scholarship

  • Martha Dempsey

Harry MacLeod Scholarship   

  • Andre Ho

Hospitality Event Scholarship

  • Hillary Gaumer

Melvin Sandler Academic Achievement Award     

  • Melanie Pryor

Edward and Selma Bacon Simon Scholarship    

  • Martha Dempsey
  • Cassandra Hecker
  • Lauren Morrissey

Starwood Hospitality Management Scholarship              

  • Diana Lo

International Student Scholarship                      

  • Lifui Gaun
  • Byungjoon Jeon
  • Tringh Pham

Ken and Laurie Wilson Scholarship

  • Emily Badeau
  • Bryanne Wilson