GKHA Hospitality Education Scholarships


The GKHA Hospitality Education Scholarships are designed to recognize students who are furthering their education in the tourism/lodging or hospitality industry through dedicated effort of excelling in study, work and related school activities that enhance goals of high standards.


The $650 scholarships are presented to students who are recognized by the facility as students in good standing academically who contribute to the enhancement of the tourism/lodging or hospitality program. The scholarships are given to the school in the name of the students to be used for tuition, books, or other related expenses assisting their education.

Eligibility Criteria

The nominees must be full-time students in hotel management or similar tourism/lodging or hospitality program.

Students must be enrolled at the time of the scholarship presentation and attending the next fall semester.

The nominees should have an above average grade point.

The students should have monetary needs and receiving this scholarship should assist them to continue their studies.


Nominations are received from the designated faculty member in the programs at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College.


Scholarships are presented annually at the Greater Knoxville Stars of Hospitality Awards & Scholarship Luncheon on the first Thursday of May.