By Lodging Staff
August 14, 2018
On Thursday, August 9, University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Rosen School of Hospitality and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF), the philanthropic arm of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), surprised hospitality students with scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year at an exclusive reception at the Orlando campus. The UCF students had not received any notification that they have won scholarships and did not know they are attending a reception in their honor.
This year, AHLEF awarded a record-breaking $1.3 million via 420 scholarships—the highest amount ever awarded to students seeking a career in the hospitality industry. Having been awarded $62,750 in over 20 scholarships, UCF students secured more AHLEF scholarships than any other school.