Scholarship Program

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Scholarship Program

Each year, the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. (HAWDC) awards scholarships to graduating seniors enrolled in the District’s NAF Hospitality and Tourism Academies.  The HAWDC Chairman’s Award for Leadership was established early 2016 by the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. to recognize the outstanding achievements of students enrolled in the NAF Academies. The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, interest in the field of hospitality, student leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

“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.

2018 Scholarship Program Application

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  • Please submit an essay, at least 350 words in length, describing your interest in studying hospitality at the collegiate level along with a copy of your transcript. The completed application, essay and transcript must be returned by March 30, 2018 to for consideration : *

To download the 2018 Scholarship Program Application, please click HERE.