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


  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Scholarships for International Students
  • Past Scholarship Winners
  • Scholarship Websites & Essay Tips
  • 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!


    CH&LA Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2011-2012 school year. Click here to download an application form.


    Click here for HTM Student Scholarships!

    Accenture American Indian Scholarship


    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. Most recent recipients are:
    2010-2011 Jennifer Gamurot
    2010-2011 Laura Ohman

    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. Most recent recipients are:
    2010-2011 Jennifer Gamurot

    CAPRCBM – Charles Kaufman Family

    2010-2011 Katarina Lott ($2,000)

    Fred Brooks CPRS Park Operations

    2010-2011 Bret Exner ($1,000)

    CPRS District 12 Recreation & Park Professional Scholarship

    2010-2011 Bret Exner ($500)
    2010-2011 Colleen Muldoon ($500)

    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