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Awards & Scholarships

2016 HTM Awards Program

These awards are available to all full-time students in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University. Each award listed below has criteria which can be reviewed by clicking on the award name. Please note that not all awards are offered every year. Some awards may require a budget form where a link is attached as part of the criteria. The deadline for submission of the applications, along with a copy of your resume, is Friday, September 9, 2016.

The year on which the awards are based is the 2015-2016 academic year. Please apply to the awards that you qualify for that year, not the ones that are for the year you will be in this Fall. You must have taken the course(s) listed or the highest level course during the past year when a group of courses are listed.

Click here for Application and Budget forms.

Awards are subject to change at any time.

You must submit your resume, budget forms (if applicable) and application to the HTM Administrative Office in TRS3-002. Please email htm@ryerson.ca if you have any questions. 

Awards

Bento Sushi Food Service Award - $2,500
  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Have current or past work experience in the food retail/foodservice business with career interests in this sector
  • Successful completion of Introduction to Foodservice (HTF100) and Food and Beverage Cost Control Systems (HTF201)
  • Application must include: 200 word Essay expressing why the student is interested in pursuing a career in the food retail/foodservice sector
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
F. Gerry Brander Memorial Award - $1,000
  • Achievement of a high grade in Tourism Concepts (HTT202), Travel Product Distribution (HTT303) and Tourism Policy Issues (HTT509) 

  • By application 

  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 

  • All awards are subject to change without notice

F. Gerry Brander was Chairman of CAA Toronto, CAA Insurance Company (Ontario) and CAA Travel Agency (Toronto) Limited. He was the first president of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada from 1975 to 1982 and received its Tourism Person of the Year Award in 1982. He was also presented with the Canadian Silver Tourism Medallion by the federal minister of tourism in recognition of outstanding service to Canadian and world tourism. (Sponsored by the Canadian Automobile Association, Toronto)

Canadian Hospitality Foundation Scholarships- $2500 and $3500

Please do not use the HTM Application and Budget forms as the Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) provides an application form for the scholarships. 

The CHF Hospitality/Hotel/Tourism Scholarship- $2500

  • Please click here for the award criteria, application procedure and application form. 
 

The Aramark Canada Food & Beverage Scholarship- $3500

  • Please click here for the award criteria, application procedure and application form. 

 

CBRE Hotels Valuations and Advisory Group Award (formerly PKF- Frank Hues Memorial Scholarship)- $1,000
  • Achievement of the highest grade in Tourism Concepts (HTT202) and Travel Product Distribution (HTT303)
  • By selection
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

 

CITAP Hidi Nishi Award - $1,000
  • 2 awards at $1,000 each 
  • Applicants must have completed second year and are entering third year.
  • Submit a short essay (250-400 words maximum) on the Asia-Pacific Inbound Tourism sector in Canada
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Colliers International Hotels Award - $1,500
  • Open to students who have completed third year and entering their final year of studies 

  • Achievement of high grade in Managerial Accounting (HTA402) and Financial Management (HTA602) for Hospitality and Tourism Management 

  • Work experience in the lodging sector of the hospitality industry 

  • Experience and/or interest in hotel real estate and/or financing plus interest in assisting in planning for the Annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference during fourth year 

  • By application

  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 

  • All awards are subject to change without notice

Cyrus K. Cooper Award for Food and Beverage Excellence- $1,000

Established by Cyrus K. Cooper, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) ’09. Proud Ryerson Alumnus, and recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s “Top 30 Under 30”, Cyrus created this award to recognize academic achievement and student leadership, and encourage HTM students actively pursuing a career in the Food and Beverage industry.

  • Have a minimum grade of B+ in Restaurants from Concept to Operations (HTF505) or Food and Beverage Operations (HTF506)
  • Be currently employed part-time at a restaurant or in the food and beverage industry
  • A confirmation of employment from the employer is required
  • Write a 250 word written statement indicating why you are interested in a career in the Food and beverage/restaurant industry and how you demonstrate voluntary student leadership and initiative activities at Ryerson University
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
George B. Davidson Scholarship Award - $500
  • Achievement of high grade in Lodging Industry and Organization (HTL101) and Property Management Systems (HTL507) 
  • Significant contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program through extra-curricular and/or co-curricular activities 
  • By application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

This award was originally conceived and implemented by students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in 1982 in recognition of a great professor and friend. It now represents, in his memory, the generosity of his many friends and colleagues. George Davidson will always be remembered for his dedication to the welfare and future of his students and his love of teaching.

Director’s Award of Excellence - $1,000 & Plaque
  • Awarded to the graduating student with the highest cumulative GPA who has exhibited a commitment to excellence in academic course work 
  • By selection 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
William M. Duron Research Award - $3,800 (Deadline to apply extended to August 22, 2016)

To provide a senior Hospitality and Tourism Management undergraduate student with the opportunity to conduct research that will enrich their knowledge and that of the tourism and hospitality industry with the intended result to submit for publication and presentation at a conference.

  • Award will be paid out in 2 instalments. 50% will be given out in November and the remaining 50% on completion
  • Awarded to a third year or fourth year student 
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0
  • Have a grade of B or higher in HTR741 Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts
  • Submit a 500 word (maximum) proposal that includes a statement of interest, your research idea, proposed method (approach to carry it out), and potential implications/benefits of the research
  • Note: Your research work cannot be part of a project for which you are being paid or receiving credit. However, it can be an extension of other research/academic work
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Granite Club Award (in memory of Sarah Threapleton) - $1,500
  • Awarded to a student who has completed third year of the program with a minimum CGPA of 2.67
  • Experience in the Canadian Club Management environment and an interest in pursuing club management as a career 
  • By Application
  • All applicants must be full time student with a Clear Standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

The Granite Club Award, in memory of Sarah Threapleton, was established in the fall of 1995 just months after her graduation from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Sarah was well known for her academic excellence during her four years at Ryerson and she continued her high level of work at the Granite Club.

Greater Toronto Hotel Association Award - $2,000
  • 2 awards at $2,000 each 
  • Completed first year and entering second year with a Clear Academic standing 
  • Achievement of a high grade in the following first year HTM courses: Introduction to Foodservice (HTF100), Lodging Organization and Operations (HTL101) and Tourism Concepts (HTT202)
  • Work experience in hotels/resorts 
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario 
  • Demonstrate financial need on the attached OTSS Budget Form instead of general budget form
  • By application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Greater Toronto Hotel Association – John Burt Memorial Award - $1,000
  • Achievement of a high grade in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL503), Lodging Facilities Management (HTL507) and any one of Advanced Hospitality Management (HTH706), or The Value of Branding in Lodging (HTL701) 
  • Experience in hotel/resort operations
  • Career objective to continue in the hotel/resort sector upon graduation 
  • By application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

John Burt was an active member of a number of associations including the Cornell Society of Hotelmen, the Tourism and Travel Research Association and the Travel Industry Association of Canada. John developed an international presence, providing assistance to private and public sector clients throughout the world. In addition, he lectured and published on topics in tourism, hospitality and the gaming industry.

Hospitality and Tourism Revenue Management Award - $1,000
  • Achievement of highest grade in Revenue Management for Hospitality and Tourism (HTA708) 
  • By selection 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Hospitality and Tourism Management Quality Service Management Award - $1,000
  • Awarded to a student who has completed first year and going into second year
  • Achievement of high grade in Service and Professionalism (HTH102) 
    Selection will be based on a combination of academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes 
  • By application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Hospitality and Tourism Management Research Award - $1,000
  • Achievement of high grade in Research and Data Analysis (HTR841) 
    Selection will be based on a combination of academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes 
  • By Application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Intrepid Travel Responsible Tourism Award- $1500 + Intrepid Travel Trip Voucher
  • Be registered as a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University and have clear academic standing
  • Completed either Sustainable Tourism Development (HTT510) and/or Issues/Policies in Hospitality and Tourism (HTT509) courses, with a minimum grade of 3.0 (B)
  • By application
  • Applications must include a personal essay (500 words) that outlines your commitment to sustainability
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Jack O. Hurlbut/Bitove Foundation Scholarship - $2,000
  • Achievement of a high average in Dimensions of the Food Service Industry (HTF100), Food and Beverage Cost Control Systems (HTF201), Quantity Food Production (HTF505) and Management of Food and Beverage Operations (HTF506)
  • Evidence of supervisory foodservice experience which meets Bitove’s five star objectives in cleanliness, service, presentation, friendliness and quality
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

Jack Hurlbut was a guiding force behind the Winco Steak n’ Burger chain which he helped expand to 50 units in Eastern Canada. In 1987, he joined Bitove Corporation as director, president and CEO and became vice-chairman in 1990. He served on a number of industry boards and also received numerous awards, including the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award and the CRFA’s Companion of the Order of Good Hosts.

William F. Lougheed Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship - $3,200
  • Awarded to a third year students going into 4th year 
  • Minimum of B grade in both Human Resources Administration (HTH503) and Organizational Behaviour I  (HTH601)
  • Intention to minor in Human Resources 
  • Extracurricular involvement 
  • Submit a copy of your resume 
  • Demonstrate financial need on the attached OTSS Budget Form instead of a general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario 
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Mandarin Restaurant Service Award - $1,000
  • Open to students who have completed third year and entering their final year of studies 
  • Must demonstrate excellence in both Service and Professionalism (HTH102) and Advanced Service Management (HTH501) with a minimum grade of B+ in each course 
  • Include a one-page cover letter describing why you are an ideal candidate who has demonstrated academic excellence and commitment in the service area 
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Howard Muchnick Student Leadership Award - $3000
  • Awarded to a full time Hospitality and Tourism Management student with a Clear standing who will be going to third or fourth year.
  • Must have made a voluntary extracurricular contribution to the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management or to the Ted Rogers School of Management or to Ryerson University or to their community as a whole.
  • Include a copy of the student’s resume
  • By Nomination
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

Nominators must provide a clear and concise description of 150 words or less on why the student should receive this award.  Describe the student’s volunteer contributions to their academic program, the university or community.  Specify notable achievements in volunteer roles, and the impact of these achievements.

Itemize their volunteer activities separately.

You will need to contact the student to let them know that you are nominating them and to get a list of their volunteer activities and a copy of their resume.  They should provide documentation of their contributions where possible.

In naming this award after Professor Emeritus Howard Muchnick, the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management recognizes his commitment to higher education.  His leadership and dedication, demonstrated during his 13 years at the university, are qualities embodied in students chosen to receive this award – students committed to “making a difference”.  It recognizes a Hospitality and Tourism Management student who has made outstanding voluntary extracurricular contributions to their school, faculty, Ryerson or the community as a whole.

 

The MTCC, Walter Oster Award at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management - $1000 to $7500

The award will be a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $7,500.

To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in their 3rd or 4th year at the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management with a clear academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need on the attached OTSS Budget Form instead of general budget form
  • Demonstrate interest in the convention/event sector with a 200 word essay
  • Include a resume with your application
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Renard International Hospitality Consultants Ltd. Award - $500
  • Achievement of a high grade in Organizational Behaviour (HTH601)
  • Awarded to a second year student going into third year who has displayed a humanitarian approach toward his/her fellow students
  • Nomination by fellow students 
  • Must Include Nomination Form 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association (RHAA) Green Award - $1,000
  • Awarded to a student who has completed second year and going into third year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Submit a short essay on the topic “What level of responsibility does the Hospitality industry have to operate in a sustainable manner? What are the benefits (financial and otherwise)? What contribution should students make to this effort?” 
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association (RHAA) Spirit of Community Award - $1,000

The RHAA strives to help in the creation of networks that promote and support professional and social connections.

  • Awarded to a current student in any year of the program who has demonstrated an awareness of this value and has contributed in a significant way to the creation of professional connections for the school and its students 
  • The winner will have done this either by actively participating with the RHAA and its activities and/or by being an active volunteer in the University and HTM communities
  • By Nomination
  • Nomination by their fellow classmates, their teachers and/or the RHAA Executive via a letter that details their activities in support of community building 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association(RHAA) Commitment to Industry Award- $1,000

The RHAA is committed to industry connections as the foundation for our success. 

  • Awarded to a student who has completed third year and has demonstrates their commitment to our industry through/by related work experience, volunteering for industry related events, and/or leadership initiatives at Ryerson.
  • The applicant must demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation and continued commitment to their chosen sector of the industry. The applicant should include summary of their experience. 
  • Submission ​format should be a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

 

J. Duff Shaw Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship - $3,300

 

  • Achievement of high grade in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL503) 
  • Write a letter of application to a “meeting management company explaining why you should be hired. Outline your qualifications 
  • Attach a copy of your resume 
  • Demonstrate financial need on the attached OTSS Budget Form instead of General budget form.
  • By application 
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

 

J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Award -$2,400
  • Awarded to a student with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of 100 or more volunteer hours with one or more charitable non-profit organization(s) or community based organization(s) including volunteer hours accumulated at Ryerson University.  These hours must be documented by letter from the organization.
  • By application
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Maureen Sims Scholarship - $1,000
  • Achievement of highest grade in Event Management (HTT607)
  • By selection 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

In Maureen Sims’ role as the Executive Director, Administration and Member Service for the Ryerson Faculty Association, she was well known for her passion and love of planning and organizing events. Her attention to detail ensured that all the Ryerson Faculty Association events were executed to the highest level of perfection. It was this part of the job she loved the most. Maureen’s event management skills also benefited the Harrison-Queen’s College Alumni Association and through their activities, helped young people within the Caribbean community in the Greater Toronto Area. (Sponsored by the Harrison-Queen’s College Alumni Association)

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Award - $1,000
  • Awarded to a student who has completed first year and entering second year with a Clear Academic standing.
  • Achievement of high grade in Lodging Industry and Organization (HTL101) 
  • Successful work experience in the hotel sector of the industry 
  • Career aspirations directed to the hotel industry 
  • By application 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice
Colleen Walker and Robert Hudyma Entrepreneurship Award - $1,000
  • Awarded to a third year student who exhibits a lively intellect, creativity and entrepreneurial ability, intent on pursuing a career in food and beverage, catering and/or event management 
  • Must have completed all required food courses and at least one elective course in food and beverage or event management 
  • Students must write a one-page paper providing justification why they should be the award recipient 
  • Must include a letter of recommendation from a HTM faculty member 
  • All applicants must be a full time student with a Clear standing in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • All awards are subject to change without notice

       

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