Hospitality & Tourism
Career Cluster


Below are the competitive events that come under this cluster on the National DECA level.  Always check to see if these are also offered at the Louisiana State CDC as an event.

  • Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

  • Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

  • Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling

  • Hotel and Lodging Management Series

  • Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

  • Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series

  • Restaurant and Food Service Management Series

  • Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making

  • Virtual Business Challenge Restaurant

Academic Scholarships

Scholarship decisions for the 2017-2018 school year will be announced in mid-July.

Click the log to the right to apply.


Am I eligible?
AHLEF offers a wide array of scholarship opportunities - available to incoming freshman through graduate students. Some are earmarked specifically for current hotel employees and others for minorities. A few have minimum GPA requirements, while others are open to full or part-time students. All require enrollment in a hospitality management degree program.

Is it worth my time?
More than $853,000 is budgeted in 2017 to award to a few hundred hospitality management students. Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000, and unlike a loan, that money never needs to be paid back. It only takes a few minutes to apply. Wouldn't you say it's worth your time?

How will I be evaluated?
We don't judge applications solely based on GPA or financial need. We also review academics, hospitality work experience, extracurricular/professional activities, and honors, as well as personal attributes that you outline in your essay.

AHLEF not only helps pay for school - we help build your career.
Scholarship recipients receive a free year of student membership to the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Additionally, our alumni can join a community that helps them network, advance, and gain visibility in the industry. And lastly, an AHLEF scholarship will look great on your resume and shows you have earned recognition from the industry.


High School Association:

Paul Grethel


Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez


13967 J R Drive

Walker, LA 70785








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