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Hospitality Education Foundation to Award Scholarships to Students in the New Orleans Area

Aid will help local high school students pursue a career in the hospitality and tourism industry 

 New Orleans, LA (January 30, 2019) – The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association (GNOHLA) Hospitality Education Foundation has opened applications for scholarships it will award to two area high school students interested in a career in the hospitality industry. The recipients will each receive up to $8,000 towards a higher education hospitality degree at the University of New Orleans or Delgado Community College.

“We’re excited to be able to provide financial aid to students in the Greater New Orleans area who are interested in a rewarding career in hospitality,” says Mavis Early, executive director of the GNOHLA Hospitality Education Foundation. “Through this opportunity, we are developing leaders from within our community while offering limitless career pathways to students.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must have an overall cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 and must enroll to study hospitality at either the University of New Orleans or Delgado Community College. Applicants must be enrolled in a high school in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, St. James, Iberville, Tangipahoa or St. John the Baptist Parish. In their application, students must demonstrate a positive attitude, teamwork and effective communication skills in either a paid or volunteer position, at school, work or community. Applications are due Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

New Orleans’ hospitality industry is a major component of the regional economy, providing more than 110,000 jobs in the Greater New Orleans area. The industry provides career opportunities to those of all backgrounds and skill levels. A career in hospitality offers an exciting professional future that allows employees to put their goals, interests and abilities to use.

The GNOHLA Hospitality Education Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of hospitality career paths available in the Greater New Orleans area by providing support to a variety of educational programs. In addition to scholarships, the Foundation partners with institutions like UNO and Delgado to help further hospitality education and develop leaders within the industry. 


For more information about The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation or to apply for the scholarship, visit www.gnohla.com.

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About the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation: GNOHLA HEF is an affiliated non-profit corporation of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association and was formed to create awareness of the hospitality career path available to those in our community, to provide educational and financial support to the secondary and post-secondary institutions offering hospitality programs, and to sponsor continuing education programs for association members.

About the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association: GNOHLA is a membership-based, not-for-profit, private association representing the hotel and lodging industry in the Greater New Orleans area. GNOHLA is devoted to representing the rights and interests of the
New Orleans hospitality industry through education, political action, communication and marketing; for providing member benefits that improve the financial position and public awareness of its members; and for supporting strategic alliances to promote the value of New Orleans tourism and travel.

Rosalind Hall