In June, 2016, the Hotel Association of Washington, DC (HAWDC) awarded $30,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors at Bell Multicultural High School at the Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC). The scholarships were granted to seven students enrolled in CHEC's NAF Hospitality and Tourism Academy.
The HAWDC Chairman's Award for Leadership was established early 2016 by the Hotel Association of Washington, DC to recognize the outstanding achievements of students enrolled in DC NAF Hospitality and Tourism Academies. The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, interest in the field of hospitality, student leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities. HAWDC also awarded a $3,000 scholarship to a college bound Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School student.
"We applaud the commitment to academic excellence demonstrated by these phenomenal students. We work diligently to expose young District residents to the exciting fields of study and career opportunities in the hospitality industry. Awarding these scholarships is just one of the several ways we demonstrate our commitment to their future academic and career success," says Solomon Keene, HAWDC's President and CEO.