Scholarship Information for Hospitality Students

  • Scholarships are a type of financial aid that you won’t have to pay back, and they are based on a variety of things. Some are designed to help students with the greatest financial need. Some are based only on academic scores and achievements. Some focus on specific majors or activities such as sports, and many combine these factors.

    The Department of Hospitality Management is excited to announce that we have six hospitality management-focused scholarships to award to our students. Potential recipients are chosen based upon the required scholarship criteria; therefore, no applications are required to be completed by students. Awardees will be notified via an award letter in which students will accept or decline the award.

    The following scholarships awarded to Hospitality Management students are as follows:

    Laura Mateer Scholarship

    • Freshman standing
    • Hospitality Management major
    • Top 25 percent of high school graduating class
    • Continuance for the second semester requires a 2.5 GPA at end of first award semester
    • Evidence of financial need

    Elizabeth LaVelle Scholarship

    • Full-time Hospitality Management major
    • SAT score of 1000 minimum
    • Continuance requires maintenance of 3.0 GPA at the end of spring of each academic year
    • Evidence of financial need

    William G. Gressley Memorial Scholarship

    • Hospitality Management major
    • Minimum of 25 earned credits at time of award
    • Continuance for the second semester requires a 2.5 GPA at the end of first award semester
    • Active in departmental activities/clubs

    Scanian-Reilly Scholarship

    • Full-time Hospitality Management major
    • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing
    • 3.0 GPA at time of award
    • Continuance for the second semester requires a 3.0 GPA at end of first award semester. 

    Patricia Brown Simkins and Ronald E. Simkins Scholarship

    • Full-time Hospitality Management major
    • Sophomore standing at time of use
    • Earned a minimum IUP GPA of 3.0 at time of selection

    Pennsylvania Broker's Association Scholarship

    • Hospitality Management major
    • Allegheny County resident
    • 3.0 GPA at time of award

    Applying for scholarships can really pay off. Be sure to check out the listing of IUP scholarships and complete the IUP’s general scholarship application.