HOSPA calls for applications for its sought-after annual scholarships


Industry association HOSPA has announced that the application process for its annual scholarships is now open. 

The association, which provides support for professionals in hospitality’s finance, revenue management and IT, is offering 11 Career Investment Development scholarships this year, winners of which will be invited to attend the HOSPACE 2016 conference in November.

in addition, HOSPA has partnered up with HIT Scotland to offer one scholarship to anyone 30 years of old and under working or studying in Scotland in one of these fields.

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As well as this, HOSPA will offer five young people of the same age bracket a Career Investment Development Scholarship, plus five aspiring final-year hospitality students planning to begin their careers this autumn, will be offered Future Career Investment Development Scholarships.

Candidates must be nominated accordingly by senior members of the industry and course leaders.

The winners of the HOSPA Scholarship Awards will receive a selection of prizes including a full day at HOSPACE 2016, places at HOSPA’s Conference Gala Awards Dinner; and the chance to be individually featured in the Conference Edition of the monthly HOSPA journal, The Overview.

Jane Pendlebury, HOSPA chief executive said: “The HOSPA Career Development Scholarships provide a great career stepping-stone for networking with, whilst learning and gaining recognition from, current industry leaders in the rewarding key disciplines of hospitality finance, revenue management and IT. What is more, HOSPACE2016 will be the first time that the lucky scholarship winners and HOSPACE delegates will be able to benefit from the provision of hospitality marketing expertise, as HOSPA now works hand-in-hand with the Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) – with HOSPA membership now additionally encompassing HMA membership.”

The closing date for nominations is 21 October 2016. All candidates will be notified before 28 October 2016. The nomination forms for Career Investment Development Scholarships and Future Career Investment Development Scholarships can be downloaded from:  . HOSPACE2016 details can be found on



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