Hospitality Scholarship Application

Hospitality Scholarship applicants must be at least 19 years of age and enrolled in the second or fourth year of a recognized hospitality or culinary program at a partner post-secondary institution.

We do not accept applications for scholarships; instead, respective program deans, chairs, and faculty will select one student from each institution.

When selected to receive a scholarship through the BC Hospitality Foundation, the student receives both financial assistance for school and the opportunity to take part as a fully registered participant at the Connect Show, which includes transportation to and from the conference, accommodation, access to the events, onsite meals, and an invitation to the gala event where the scholarships will be presented.

Scholarship dollar values are not announced until the gala presentation.

Eligible Post-Secondary Institutions Include:

  • Camosun College
  • Douglas College
  • North Island College
  • Okanagan College
  • Royal Roads University
  • Selkirk College – the Richard Gibbons scholarship
  • Thompson Rivers University – Thomson Okanagan Tourism Association scholarship
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Community College – the Lothar Heinrich Scholarship
  • Vancouver Island University  – the Peter Toigo Sr. (White Spot) Scholarship

Hospitality Scholarships are sponsored by:  British Columbia Hotel Association (The Richard Gibbons Scholarship & The Lothar Heinrich Scholarship), Boston Pizza, Silver Birch Hotels & Resorts, WhiteSpot (The Peter Toigo Sr. Scholarship), Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Delta Hotels and Resorts, British Columbia Restaurant and Food Services Association (The George Tidball Scholarship)