PFHA Hospitality Industry Certification Course Scholarships

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American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

Available Online:

  • Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • Managing Food and Beverage Service
    (for Full Service Lodging Facilities)
  • Front Office Operations
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing
  • Convention Management and Service


National Restaurant Association
Educational Foundation

Some courses available Online & some in a traditional classroom setting:

  • Hospitality Human Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • ServSafe® Certification



  • PFHA Member Business must be in “Good Standing” in accordance with the
    PFHA By-Laws.
  • Scholarship Award recipients will be determined by the PFHA Executive Board and members of the PFHA Education / Community Involvement Committee based on the quality and completeness of the Scholarship application criteria.
  • The number of Scholarship Awards is limited and will not exceed $250 per recipient, per course, per semester.
  • Scholarship Awards must be applied to one of the above mentioned Certification courses.
  • Scholarship Awards are not automatically renewed.  However the candidate may reply in the future following the same application process.
  • Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
  • Successful award recipients must Apply for Admission to Walters State Community College and meet all Application criteria.

Completed Scholarship Application must be received via US Mail by July 20, 2012.

Successful award recipients will be notified by August 3, 2012

and are responsible for costs exceeding the $250 award.

Courses range from five to fifteen weeks.

Total approximate cost for application, tuition, textbook and certification ranges from $400 – $550 per course.  Costs are subject to change.

For more information contact:

Mr. Joe Fall

Chair, Education / Community Involvement Committee
(865) 774-5814

PFHA Hospitality Industry Certification Course Scholarships


Please provide the following:


  1. This signed Verification page
  2. Completed Application
  3. Your “interview  ready” resume
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation – one from your general manager or equivalent ranking business official
  5. A word processed essay (150-200 words) explaining:
    1. Your specific career goal – where you see yourself in five years.
    2. How being awarded this scholarship would help you achieve your five-year career goal.
    3. Any other useful information as to why you should be awarded this scholarship.


I verify by my signature below that all information contained in the application packet
(including all attached documentation) is accurate and agree to the terms and conditions herein.  Please consider my application for the PFHA Scholarships for Hospitality Industry Recognized Certification Courses offered through Walters State community College.


Signature of Applicant _______________________________________________

Date  ______________________




Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________

Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________


Phone: (_____)___________________ Email: ________________________________


Current place of employment:__________________________________________________________


Your Job Title:_________________________________________________________

How long have
you worked there?:_____________________________________________________

Manager’s Name
and phone#: __________________________________________________________

Is your place of employment a PFHA Member Business in “Good Standing” in accordance with the PFHA By-Laws. (Circle one)        YES                 NO



Completed Application Packets should be mailed to:

Mrs. Sheila Gibson

PFHA Scholarships

PO BOX 1401

Pigeon Forge, TN  37868


Completed Scholarship Application must be received via US Mail by July 20, 2012.

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