NEWH Scholarships

The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, NEWH, Inc. and its chapters are tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.  For an application, go to NEWH Chapter Scholarships page and click on the Chapter Name.  If there is no hyperlink, that chapter has not posted their applications yet. 

Annual Amount


Open To

Current enrolled students at an accredited college

Additional Selection Criteria

Chapter scholarships are awarded annually based upon the following criteria:

  • Standard Criteria
    • Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college
    • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification in the program you are currently enrolled
    • Must show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award
    • Must have a 3.0 GPA
    • Must have a career objective in one of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)
    • Provide the following:
      • Student Essay
      • Transcript
      • Letters of recommendation from Dept. Head, Professors, Advisor
      • Letters of recommendation from industry professionals, employers, etc.
  • Non-Standard Chapter Scholarship
    • Additional criteria over and above the requirements. Amount given and other details to be outlined and voted by the Chapter or International Board
    • Judging of candidates to be done by a Scholarship Committee made up of NEWH members.
    • Scholarship to be advertised and funded separately from the Chapter Scholarships, with a disclaimer that no award will be given if a qualified recipient has not applied.
    • In addition to these items listed and scholarship types, need to differentiate a “design competition” or requirement for a “portfolio submittal by design students” as a non-standard scholarship.

Each chapter compiles a list of eligible schools to which they will offer scholarship assistance. Usually these schools are in the geographical area of the chapter. An eligible school is defined as accredited and one that will hold the scholarship moneys in trust for the student to draw down upon on an “as needed” basis. Applications for scholarships will be sent to the school and returned to each chapter’s scholarship committee for review and selection.Each chapter will award scholarships based on the financial ability of the chapter to fund such scholarship awards. Eligible schools include community colleges, or their equivalents, and the Baccalaureate College and are for students majoring in the Hospitality, Foodservice or related fields.


  • Chapter Scholarships
  • The NEWH Leadership Scholarship
  • Sustainable Design Competition Scholarship-NEWH Inc. Scholarship
  • The NEWH Product Design Competition
  • The NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship



Application Process

For application(s) go to:



Different for each scholarship

For the application or more information go to: