Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholarship Initiative
About the Scholarship
Destinations International recognizes and advocates the importance of cultivating a unified travel industry where everyone is welcome, where there is equitable access for all, and to help reshape existing power structures so that systemically marginalized voices and perspectives are heard and valued.
We recognize that underrepresented students have many barriers to enrolling, attending, and graduating from college. Student loans pose as another obstacle to gaining financial security after graduation.
The Destinations International Foundation, Destinations International and industry partners are pleased to present the Destinations International Foundation HBCU and Hospitality Scholarship to attract underrepresented and ethnically diverse students who are seeking a degree in hospitality management or tourism management.
Our EDI Studies on Destination Organizations highlight the need to cultivate underrepresented identities into leadership roles. The vision for this scholarship is to strengthen our workforce by providing financial support and apprenticeship opportunities.
Through the generosity of our donors, we have raised over $225,000 spanning a three-year commitment.
Join us in supporting this important initiative, to empower and elevate the future leaders of our industry. Suggested pledge amounts are provided, however we welcome any amount in support of our next generation of talent.
Suggested pledge amounts for individuals: $500/year for 3 years
Suggested pledge amounts for organizations: $5,000/year for 3 years
Sophia Hyder Hock
Ellie Westman Chin