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Lois Searles Hospitality and Tourism Management Internship Award

Established to assist students who are pursuing an unpaid internship to gain experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.  It will assist a student who may not otherwise have the opportunity to accept an unpaid internship program in the HTM field.


  • Declared major in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Enrolled in an internship course (HTM 290, 390, or 490). Please Note: You should have already completed or be currently working on an unpaid internship at the time you apply.
  • Must be a full-time (12 credits) undergraduate student during the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University (min. 2.0 GPA)
  • Must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Note: Previous recipients of the Lois Searles “Unpaid Internship” award are not eligible to apply

AWARD:  Amount varies, stipend

For more scholarship information

Nicole Patterson - 2015/2016 Lois Searles Scholarship Recipient

2015-2016 Award Recipient:
Nicole Patterson -

Past Recipients:
2009-2010 - Shannon Grzywacz
2010-2011 - Brandy Babcock
2011-2012 - Kendra Haisma
2012-2013 - Megan Stevens
2013-2014 - Leah Campau
2014-2015 - Alicia Arnold