BHI Hospitality Minority Scholarship

Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami (BHI) formerly the Visitor Industry Human Resource Development Council (VIC) is a non-profit 501© 3 organization established in 1991 by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) to advance economic participation and open doors of opportunity for African Americans and Blacks of African descent in the Greater Miami Visitor Industry.

This scholarship is offered to hospitality students. It is open to the following students:

  • Must be admitted as a degree-seeking student at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Preference will be given to Miami Dade County Resident For Two Years
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Preference will be given to black or African-American heritage students
  • Strong Work / Volunteer Experience in the Visitor Industry and Commitment to Work in Miami-Dade County’s Visitor Industry For Two Years Following Graduation
  • Preference will be given to students with a focus on Hospitality Management, Beverage Management, Culinary Management, Event Management, Hotel/Lodging Management, Restaurant/Foodservice Management, Travel & Tourism Management.
  • Make sure your essay touches on the following (200 Word Essay outlining your academic and career goals for the next 12 months).

If selected as a recipient for this scholarship, please note the following:
Prior to disbursing your award, it is imperative that a “thank you” letter, a brief biography and an appropriate head shot be submitted via AcademicWorks. Students are also required to meet with the CSHTM Career Services Office before disbursement, if awarded. Students can make an appointment through Handshake. Appointments are with the CSHTM Career Services Office.

Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why I chose hospitality/tourism as a career
  2. Please upload a current resume that provides educational and professional background information
  3. Have you been a Dade Country Resident for at least 2 years?
  4. Expected graduation date (month and year)
  5. Did you submit a FAFSA application?
  6. If awarded, are you willing to attend scholarship recognition/events and/or individual meeting with donor?
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