Hospitality industry awards $52,000 in scholarships to public school students
WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Forty-two seniors from public high schools across the Hawaiian Islands will each receive a $1,000 scholarship for their post-graduate educations from the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 24, at the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.
The scholarships, known as the Citizen-Scholar Awards, is a 14-year partnership of the HLTA, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and Department of Education. Funding is provided by HLTA members. In addition to the individual awards, one top student representing each of the state’s four counties will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship from the HLTA.
The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association is a non-profit, statewide trade organization of lodging properties, lodging owners and management companies, suppliers, and related firms and individuals. It was founded in 1947 and is now the state’s largest private sector tourism organization. Today, HLTA consists of 700 members representing the state’s leading industry, 170 of which are lodging properties with almost 50,500 rooms.