Scholarship

The Bowling Green Area Lodging Association endowed scholarship fund is established within the Western Kentucky University Foundation through a gift of $10,000 made by the Association. Recipients must be currently employed in the hospitality area at one of the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association’s currently active member properties.

Two scholarships are awarded each year.

For the spring, recipients must be full-time students at WKU and must work for a Bowling Green Area Lodging Association member (hotel, attraction, etc). There is no requirement for the major. The scholarship award is made annually in the amount of $500.

For the fall, recipients must be full-time students at WKU and must be pursuing a degree within the WKU Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program. The scholarship award is made annually in the amount of $500.

The award recipient is eligible to apply for the scholarship in future years provided he/she meets the University’s minimum grade point average requirements, retain a record of good citizenship and continue the academic program in WKU Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Program or continues to work for a BGALA member business.

Recipients must possess the personal qualities of character, integrity, dependability, industriousness and human compassion which produce leaders and merit the honor of the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association Scholarship.

Recipients will be selected by the Association’s appointed Scholarship Committee from individuals who complete the required application and meet the requirements. Awards are made in the form of a letter from University officials with the letter containing appropriate recognition of the Bowling Green Area Lodging Association.

Previous Recipients

Spring 2018 – Hadleigh Chapman
Spring 201 7 – Emily Clark
2016 –
2014 – Dylan Gordon
2013 –
2012 – Craig Poland
2011 – Jessie Crawford
Jenny Dargan
Kay Wharton
Stephanie Russell
Alex Roth

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Applications will be accepted through TBD, 2018. The recipient will be announced in TBD.

Fall 2018 Scholarship Application

PERSONAL INFORMATION
EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
WKU ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Extracurricular and Professional Activities
Please list all university, community and professional activities in which you have participated and include any awards, honors and leadership positions you have held.
ESSAY

Explain why giving excellent customer service is important in the hospitality/tourism industry.  In detail, describe an instance when you had to use excellent customer service skills while assisting a guest. Do you think you did well in that situation?  What could you have done better?