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Awards & Scholarships

2021 HTM Program Awards

A measure of the success of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been the degree to which industry and private individuals have contributed to scholarships and awards. The success of our graduates in industry has encouraged the industry to work with us to reward outstanding students. Annually, we award over $100,000 to well deserving students.

The awards listed on the HTM Awards Program table represent those that are available to all full-time students in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Although most of the awards are based upon high scholastic achievement, some criteria are based upon an active involvement in the industry or in student run activities. 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. 

The year on which the awards are based is the 2020-2021 academic year. You must have taken the course(s) listed or the highest level course during the past year when a group of courses are listed, unless otherwise noted.

For students who are entering HTM this year:

Competitive entrance awards have been created to attract the very best possible students to the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. These have been marked with an asterisk (*). We encourage all new students entering Ryerson University and our HTM program for the first time to apply! You can use the same essay for all entrance award applications but you can only win one of these awards.

Application process through AwardSpring, external link is now open. Please take the time to update your profile so that you have access to all relevant and open current student awards across Ryerson. Deadline to apply for awards is Friday, September 24, unless otherwise indicated.

Awards are subject to change at any time.

Glenn Brown, President and CEO, Bento Sushi, is an alumnus of our program ('88). This award was created to recognize academic achievement and demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the food service sector. Not focused specifically on restaurants, this award will be presented to an individual expressing interest in the retail side of food service which includes Grocery "Home Meal Replacement", Institutional Food Service and Quick Service Restaurants.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Successful completion of Foodservice Operation and Control (HTF 110)
  • Have current or past work experience in the food retail/foodservice business with career interests in this sector
  • Application must include: 200 word essay expressing why the student is interested in pursuing a career in the food retail/foodservice sector
  • By application, weighted as follows: 75% essay, 25% academics

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.

Created by Charlie Nucifora and Bill’s family and friends, this award recognizes a Hospitality and Tourism Management student who values and champions diversity and inclusion.

Ryerson alumnus Bill Pallett was a lifelong supporter of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He had a long and productive career in travel and tourism. He was well known and respected within the industry as a specialist in training, development and human resources. His long career included tenures at Wardair, CP Hotels, Four Seasons, WJP and Associated as well as an illustrious 25-year career as Senior Vice President, People Resources at Delta Hotels and Resorts. Aside from his professional responsibilities Bill dedicated countless hours to several organizations including the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Mount Sinai Health System in Patient Care and Tourism HR Canada. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd, 3rd or 4th/graduating year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: written statement on why diversity, inclusion and community involvement are the foundation for the future of the Hospitality Industry. Please share with us why these are so important and what you have done to incorporate these into your life demonstrating your commitment (500 word max) 
  • By application, weighted as follows: 50% written statement, 50% academics

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of the highest grade in Tourism Demand, Supply and Distribution (HTT 150)
  • By application (selection based on grade)

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering their 4th/final year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum grade of a B in Managerial Accounting (HTA 402) and Financial Management (HTA 602) for Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Have work experience in the lodging sector of the hospitality industry
  • Application must include: written statement expressing interest in both hotel real estate and/or financing, plus interest in assisting in volunteering for the Annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference during fourth year
  • By application, weighted as follows: 50% work experience, 50% written statement

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Awarded to the 2021 graduating student with the highest CGPA who has exhibited a commitment to excellence in academic course work
  • By application (selection based on CGPA)

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of high grade on Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130)
  • Application must include: written statement indicating significant contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program through extra-curricular and/or co-curricular activities
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering their 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of B+ in the following first year HTM courses: Food Service Operation and Control (HTF 110), Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130) and Tourism Demand, Supply and Distribution (HTT 150)
  • Application must include: written statement including work experience in hotels/resorts
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • By application, weighted as follows: 60% written statement, 40% academics 

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of minumum a B in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL 503), and any of Asset Management in Hospitality (HTL 510), Advanced Hospitality Management (HTH 706), or The Power of Branding in Hosp/Tourism (HTL 701)
  • Application must include: written statement on experience in hotel/resort operations and career objective to continue in the hotel/resort sector upon graduation
  • By application,  weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum B grade in Service and Professionalism (HTH 102)
  • Application must include: written statement on academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • Achievement of a minimum B grade in Research and Data Analysis (HTR 841)
  • Application must include: written statement on a combination of academic performance, hospitality work experience, extracurricular involvement (activities and honours) and personal attributes
  • By application,  weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of highest grade in Revenue Management for Hospitality and Tourism (HTA 708)
  • By application (selection based on grade)

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.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Achievement of a minimum B grade in either Issues in Tourism (HTT 509) course, and/or Sustainable Tourism Development (HTT 510)
  • Application must include: personal essay (500 words) that outlines your commitment to sustainability 
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% essay

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of high grade in Business Aspects of Incentive Travel (HTT 605)
  • Application must include: written statement explaining "Why travel is a better incentive reward for both the recipient and the company over cash and merchandise?"
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • By application, weighted as follows: 80% written statement, 20% academics 

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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of high grade in Meeting and Convention Management (HTL 503)
  • Application must include: written statement explaining to a "Meeting management company explaining why you should be hired. Outline your qualifications"
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • By application, weighted as follows: 80% written statement, 20% academics 

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.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Achievement of a high grade average in all of the following: Foodservice Operation and Control (HTF 110), Quantity Food Production (HTF 505) and Management of Food and Beverage Operations (HTF 506)
  • Application must include: written statement of evidence of supervisory foodservice experience which meets Bitove's five star objectives in cleanliness, service, presentation, friendliness and quality
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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 A. Walker was a 1982 graduate of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He passed away in 2014 and the gift Ryerson received from the estate was to go to a scholarship in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Funding for the award will be confirmed annually in June of each year. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Must have applied to and go on an exchange in the upcoming year
  • Application must include: (500 words) written statement that outlines the benefits of a study abroad experience for education and personal development
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • By application, weighted as follows:  100% written statement

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Ralston Kwan is an HTM alumnus, '14 who created this award to recognize students with an interest in information technology in hospitality and tourism.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of a minimum grade of a B in Hospitality Information Systems (HTI 404)
  • Application must include: 300 word essay on "How Information Technology is impacting the Hospitality & Tourism Sector"
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% essay

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of a highest combined grades in Marketing Principles (HTM 302) and Strategic Marketing Planning (HTM 402
  • By application (selection based on grade)

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

Awards are subject to change without notice.

These awards honour Rita Lingner, Facilities and Events Manager at the Ted Rogers School of Management. The award has been set up by Farah Rodrigues, TRSM graduate and former staff member of the Facilities and Events Management team.

Through her career at Ryerson, Rita had a great impact on her staff. Rita ensures a positive working environment for every member on her team. As a leader and a mentor to her staff, she creates a team that feels empowered and supported. She is known for her open door policy and fostering two-way communication, allowing her staff to achieve and thrive. 

There are two separate awards, each valued at a $1,000. One award is open to all TRSM student and the other award is open to all Hospitality and Tourism Management students. Please note that Hospitality and Tourism Management students are eligible to apply for both.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: short (250-500 words) written statement and elaborate on the topic of mentorship. How did mentorship help you overcome challenges or adversities that you have faced during your studies or outside of school and how will this award help you focus on school.
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • By application, weighted as follows:  100% written statement

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.

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Application must include: essay (750 words max) demonstrating commitment to our industry through/by related work experience, volunteering for industry related events, and/or leadership initiatives at Ryerson
  • By application, weighted as follows:  100% essay

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: 500 word essay on the topics "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, weighted as follows:  100% essay

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.

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering any year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Application must include: nomination by their fellow classmates, their teachers and/or the RHAA Executive with a letter that details their activities in support of community building. The nominee 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, weighted as follows:  100% nomination

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of high grade in the following courses: Service and Professionalism (HTH 102), Advanced Service Management Systems (HTH 501), Human Resources Administration (HTH 503)
  • Application must include: written statement indicating previous work experience, and demonstration of being service-oriented individual
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering their 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of minimum of B in Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130)
  • Application must include: 300 word written statement outlining your community and volunteer experience
  • By application, weighted as follows: 60% written statement, 40% academics 

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: resume with a covering letter indicating how you have demonstrated a sense of leadership and passion for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Application must include: Smart Serve Declaration form - filled and submitted with application. Must have completed the Smart Serve certification. 
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a full-time resident in Ontario for 365 days prior to either the start of this academic year or the date of your enrollment at the University
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% application 

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

Awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd, 3rd or 4th/final year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 2.00
  • Application must include: 500-word statement indicating how networking helped them in furthering their career, and/or describing their interest in entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • By application, weighted as follows: 60% written statement, 40% academics 

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

Awards are subject to change without notice.

Established by his wife, this award honours long-time hospitality and tourism executive and guest speaker of the HTT 605 Business Aspects of Incentive Travel course, Terry Manion. As former co-owner of Meridican Travel Inc., Manion has been so impressed with Ted Rogers School of Management graduates that he has hired several of them at his company.

This scholarship recognizes his never-ending passion and generosity for higher education, and specifically incentive travel and looks to support future industry leaders. It will provide funding to a Ted Rogers School student enrolled in Business Management or Hospitality and Tourism Management who is focused on incentive travel in their curriculum.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th/final year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management or Business Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Enrolled or completed an Incentive Travel course or equivalent (e.g. HTT 605 Business Aspects of Incentive Travel)
  • Application must include: written statement (min. 500 words) which addresses the question, “How does incentive travel build and maintain a positive business culture and improve performance?”
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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

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.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Be entering 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 2.67
  • Application must include: written statement identifying experience in the Canadian Club Management environment, and your interest in pursuing club management as a career
  • By application, weighted as follows:  100% written statement

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.

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”. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Application must include: nomination that provides 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.
  • Application must include: resume with a list of their volunteer activities
  • By nomination, weighted as follows:  100% nomination

Awarded to a full time Hospitality and Tourism Management student with a Clear standing who will be going to third or fourth year.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: 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 organizations.
  • Application must include: written statement of your volunteer experience and your impact on the charity or community organization.
  • By application, weighted as follows:  75% application, 25% written statement

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

Awards are subject to change without notice.

Established by Karim Mohammadi, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) '17 upon graduation. A proud Ryerson alumnus, and a recipient of the Ontario Hostelry lnstitute's “Top 30 Under 30“, Karim established this award with the hope that more students continue to complete their education and are able to strive for academic excellence without having to worry as much about the costs associated with a post-secondary education. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Be currently employed part-time and actively pursuing a career in the hospitality and tourism industry
  • Application must include: essay with a minimum of 300 words highlighting your voluntary student leadership and how you have made an effort to gain on-the-job training through part-time employment.
  • By application, weighted as follows: 65% written statement, 35% academics 

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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

All students entering Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for the first time will be considered for these prestigious awards provided that they:

  • Submit a covering letter.
  • Provide a copy of the official transcript that was submitted with their Ryerson application exhibiting high academic performance
  • Include their past community, industry and scholastic achievements.
  • Demonstrate in writing, a clear understanding of their motivation for selecting Hospitality and Tourism Management as their field of study at the university level, in a type-written, double-spaced essay not exceeding 750 words in length which addresses the following topic: “Why I Chose Hospitality and Tourism Management for my Professional Academic Education”.
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form

You can use the same essay for all entrance awards but you can only win one of these awards.

All awards are subject to change without notice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering 2nd year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of high grade in Lodging Management Foundation (HTL 130)
  • Application must include: written statement indicating successful work experience in the hotel sector of the industry, as well as career aspirations directed to the hotel industry
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement 

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

Awards are subject to change without notice.

William Pattison is best known in Canada for founding Delta Hotels Ltd. in 1962 with four partners, and serving as president and CEO until 1988, when the company was sold. He died in September 2015. During his tenure, Delta Hotels grew from one hotel in Richmond, BC, to a chain with hotels in seven provinces and Florida.

Throughout his life, Bill was an outstanding volunteer and had a special affiliation with Ryerson, serving as Chair of the University's Board of Governors. He also served a term as president of the Tourism Association of Canada, co-chair of the Canada Japan Business Association (Tourism sector) and on the board of Guelph University.

Awarded to a student to work as a research assistant in the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research in the Fall and Winter term. The award recipient must commit to work 16 hours a week in the Institute in the following year. The award will be paid in 2 installments.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application must include: resume along 500 word essay detailing your interest in the hospitality and tourism industry and more specifically in hotel management, and your past leadership experience
  • Must be a Canadian domestic student
  • By application, weighted as follows: 75% written statement, 25% resume

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.

Bill Lougheed taught in the HTM program from 1974 to 2005, and he was the Chair of our program from 1981 to 1987. He was a great mentor to countless students, alumni, and champion of the hospitality industry education in Canada. This award was created upon his retirement to recognize a student with an interest in human resources management. Bill passed away in 2018.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering their 3rd or 4th/final year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of minimum of B in both Human Resources Administration (HTH 503) and Organizational Behaviour 1 (HTH 601)
  • Application must include: written statement of extracurricular involvement 
  • Demonstrate financial need on the general budget form
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person and live in Ontario
  • By application, weighted as follows: 100% written statement

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.

To provide a 3rd or 4th year 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 installments. 50% will be given out in November and the remaining 50% on completion

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be entering their 3rd or 4th year of study in the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Achievement of a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.00
  • Achievement of minimum of B in Hospitality and Tourism Research Concepts (HTR 741)
  • Application must include: 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, weighted as follows: 75% written statement, 25% resume

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.

There are a number of external awards available to our students in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. These awards are all industry related and have varying deadlines through the year. Applications are sent directly to the organizations offering the awards unless otherwise indicated.

We encourage you to check out these awards and apply!

All awards are subject to change without notice.