We are pleased to support the educational endeavors of students pursuing careers in the lodging industry through the WHLA Scholarship program. Applications are reviewed by the WHLA Scholarship Section Task Force. Scholarship winners are also honored at WHLA events and are highlighted in WHLA publications.
WHLA Merit Scholarship
We are proud to support students pursuing degrees in hospitality and hotel management with our annual Merit Scholarship. Multiple awards are given annually - up to $2,000.
Cal Worrell Memorial Scholarship
In remembrance and appreciation for his commitment to the lodging industry, WHLA presents the Cal Worrell Memorial Scholarship. As General Manager of The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, and as an avid supporter of the lodging industry, Mr. Worrell served multiple terms on our Board of Directors. His leadership and dedication also earned him the 1995 Innkeeper of the Year award. This $1000 scholarship is funded by the Greater Madison Hotel & Lodging Association and the Madison Concourse & Governor’s Club.
GMHLA Educational Scholarships
Application deadline is 12/10 at noon. Funds dispersed by 12/31/2021.
Open to student employees at GMHLA hotel and lodging properties AND students enrolled in an accredited lodging/hospitality program at a Wisconsin educational institution.
Kari Zambon Memorial Scholarship
In honor of her spirit of service, heart for hospitality, and dedication to the Northwoods and WHLA, the Wisconsin Women in Lodging is proud to present, for the first time in 2021, the Kari Zambon Memorial Scholarship. One award will be given annually for $1,000.
Students meeting the criteria below are eligible to apply for WHLA scholarships: