A Guide to Scholarships

Does your major/emphasis require you to study abroad? Apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship to help with your airfare, up to $1,000 (or 80%)! This scholarship is exclusively for HTM and RTM students.
Study Abroad Travel Allowance click for details & application form


HTM Scholarship Information

Why Should You Apply For Scholarships


California Lodging Association

Companies set aside funds to give out as scholarships and it just sits there until someone applies for it, BUT NO ONE DOES!American Lodging Foundation

If you apply you have a very good chance of getting the scholarship.
Hospitality Scholarships


Once you write one scholarship essay, it is easy to write the rest. Just tweak it to fit the new scholarship you are applying for.
California Restaurant Association

If it takes you (at the most) 2 hours to finish the application for the scholarship and you win the $4000 scholarship that means you just got paid $2000 an hour!

RTM Scholarship Information

Recreation and Tourism Management students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and awards that will financially, academically and professionally advance their lives! Here are a number of scholarships and awards offered for RTM students.

  • The Bonnie Jean Gore Scholarship

    is a financial award resulting from the will and estate of Bonnie Jean Gore, a Park and Recreation Professional. The award honors the memory and professional work of Bonnie Jean Gore and is intended to facilitate the education and development of students in the field of Parks and Recreation.


  • The Faculty Scholarship

    is a financial award based on the donation of Professor Gene Lamke. Professor Lamke is a retired faculty member who served as Department Chair for many years. Professor Lamke was active in the California Park and Recreation Society, the National Park and Recreation Association, the California Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and numerous organizations at San Diego State University. Professor Lamke is remembered by many students as a passionate teacher and professional in the field of Parks and Recreation.

  • CAPRCBM – Charles Kaufman Family


  • Fred Brooks CPRS Park Operations


  • CPRS District 12 Recreation & Park Professional Scholarship

  • If you are a RTM student applying for the above SDSU scholarships please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


    Study and/or work abroad travel allowances are also available for RTM students through the generous donation Dwight & Fern Sample and their daughter Mary Willette. To obtain further information on the travel allowance and to down load the application form: click here for the pdf form.


    Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship offers financial aid to SDSU students who are scheduled to study abroad. To obtain more information and apply for this competitive scholarship, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


    Organizations outside the university also offer scholarships for recreation and tourism students. Here are some sites to get you started.


    California Parks and Recreation Services

    Tourism Cares Scholarship Program

L. Robert Payne School of
Hospitality and Tourism Management

PSFA 436
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4514
Phone: (619) 594-4964
Fax: (619) 594-4443