College Scholarship Program

Our Union’s Scholarship Program was among the hard-won rights that our members went on strike to gain during the historic 1985 contract fight. It is a powerful example of the positive and long-lasting impact that past contract victories have on our members and their families. Over its 34-year existence, this 100% employer-funded program has provided many of our members’ children with the financial support necessary to pursue their dreams of a college education. To date, the scholarship program has awarded $8,768,000 in grants to a total of 1,080 children of HTC members and Local 6 members employed in private clubs.

The Scholarship Program is a particularly important union benefit, as college tuition and fees have jumped sharply over the past 25 years. Even the cost of public universities has become a huge financial burden for many young people today. All too often, students have to take on long term debt in order to get the college degree they need. Or worse, young people without the financial ability forgo the college degree they dreamed of having. In recent years the scholarship has risen to $12,000 per student, making a college degree more affordable.

To learn how to receive an application for the annual scholarship awards, see the winter edition of the Hotel Voice magazine that is mailed to all members every January or call the scholarship program's office between February 1 and March 15 at 718-361-5100 ext. 3600. You can also request an application by email at training-scholarship@hotelfunds.org between February 1 and March 15 each year.