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The Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship recognizes deserving students who are pursuing further education in the hospitality industry.  

NFHLA awards two different types of scholarships: 

1)    Hospitality or Culinary program at Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ)

  • Student must be enrolled at FSCJ in a hospitality or related field.
  • Student mush have at least at 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • The scholarship is awarded twice year in the amount of $1,000
  • If awarded the scholarship, the funds will be deposited into the students tuition account (this scholarship can only be used towards tuition)

Please include the following information:

  • NFHLA application for FSCJ scholarship
    Florida State College at Jacksonville application
  • Official transcript
  • Formal resume
  • Two written letters of recommendations one from a supervisor and/or faculty member or instructor
  • On an additional sheet, please answer the following question: Where do you see your professional career after completion of you program/degree?

 Send Applications to:
William Mark, Instructional Program Manager, Florida State College of Jacksonville
School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

 2)    Continuing Education

  • This is a tuition reimbursement scholarship awarded to hospitality employees who are seeking further education in their respective field.
  • Students can attend a certification program, state college or university in the state of Florida.
  • Student must receive a B or higher in the classes or pass the certification exam to be awarded the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is awarded twice year in the amount of $500.
  • The student must have been an employee for at least one year at a NFHLA member place of business.

Please include the following information:

  • NFHLA Application for continuting education
  • Formal resume
  • A written letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor
  • Letter from HR or Manager stating where the student is employed, length of time and hours/shifts per week.
  • On an additional sheet, please tell NFHLA about your future aspirations in the hospitality industry

Send Applications to:
Applications may be e-mailed to nfhla@northfloridalodging.com or mailed to:
North Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
ATTN: Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship
208 N. Laura St., Ste. 102, Jacksonville, FL 32202 

Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by October 1 (for the Spring semester) and July 1 (for the Fall semester). Only complete applications will be considered by the NFHLA Board of Directors. Preference will be given to employees at a NFHLA property or allied member business.