All applicants should be California residents. All of our scholarships are self-nominated. This means you can apply directly for our scholarship - your school does not need to be affiliated with CH&LAEF and you do not need to be nominated. Applicants who are solely interested in culinary arts will not be eligible for a scholarship. Applicants who are solely interested in general venue event planning will not be eligible for a scholarship. An interview will be required, either in-person or via video conference. Scholarships awarded up to a value of $2000 for one academic year, to successful applicants. Each general scholarship is for one academic year. Recipients may apply annually as a new applicant, and are encouraged to do so. To be considered, all materials must be submitted to CH&LA by the deadline. The online application must be completed and submitted with the following: A current resume of education, work experience and other relevant information normally found on a resume used when applying for a job. A copy of the transcript of classes completed and grades at your current school and the classes currently being taken. The transcript may be downloaded from the school website. A one-two page letter of personal description and career aspirations. Include information you consider relevant to receiving this scholarship, such as: work experiences, career aspirations, reason for choosing lodging industry, etc. A professional reference from an employer, or a letter from a teacher or professor (none of whom can be a relative).