GKHA Hospitality Education Scholarships


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


GKHA will award up to $4,000.00 in scholarships to students who are recognized by the facility as students in good standing academically who contribute to the enhancement of the hospitality, tourism or culinary 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 the hospitality, tourism or culinary 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.

Applications for scholarship consideration may be obtained during March/April each year from the designated faculty member in the hospitality/tourism/culinary programs at the University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Community College.


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