HSMAI South Florida Scholarships

Advancing Your Education Together

Because we believe today’s students are tomorrow’s trailblazers and innovators, our chapter awards scholarships to select individuals across South Florida throughout the year, including those seeking bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Below, you’ll find our current scholarships, as well as application details, requirements, and more.



Each fall the South Florida Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will offer scholarships to college/university students across South Florida dependent upon budget.

For the fall 2023, the Chapter would like to offer up to $1500 per student in scholarships. In order to be eligible, students must have applications completed online and must submit any/all required supplemental items.


Eligibility requires applicants to be current undergraduate (bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s or doctorate) students enrolled in a college or university in South Florida. The degrees must be in hospitality management, tourism, or highly related.

Further, students must intend to have a career path in the niche areas of hospitality sales, marketing, digital marketing, revenue optimization, marketing analytics, or similar.

The students must be enrolled full time at the time of application and must be enrolled full time at least one semester beyond the award date. Seniors graduating in fall 2023 are not eligible.

Full-time status is determined by the unique institution and level of degree being pursued.


Students must complete the online application in its entirety. Students must submit all required supplemental items.

Supplemental items include:

• Current Resume with correct email address and phone number
• Official or unofficial transcript uploaded in a .pdf or Microsoft Word format
• Brief statement of career intent in .pdf or Microsoft Word format

All items must be submitted by the application deadline. For the fall, 2023 award cycle, this deadline is Friday, October 27, 2023 at 11:59 pm (EST).

Additionally, in order to be eligible, students must be able to attend the annual HSMAI South Florida Gala event IN PERSON.

For fall, 2023 the GALA will be held during the first two weeks of November. An exact date will be announced soon.

An individual member of the HSMAI South Florida Board will reach out to prospective recipients to schedule either a phone call or a virtual conversation if your application has been selected as a finalist.

If you have any questions about the process or have any technical difficulties submitting the required documentation, please reach out to Chapter Executive Director, Ms. Diane Benjamin, at hsmaisouthflorida@gmail.com.

Scholarship Form