Four Mount students have been recognized by the Canadian Hospitality Foundation (CHF) for their dedication to the tourism industry. The Tourism and Hospitality Management students will each receive a scholarship from CHF to go toward their tuition fees in September. Combined, the awards total $8,500.

“I really appreciate receiving a scholarship from the CHF,” says Tourism student Angela Muise. “It not only provides relief from the financial pressures of attending university, but will allow me to focus on what is truly important; learning in the present to reach my goals for the future. The program at the Mount is exposing me to many different aspects of the tourism industry.”

With the foodservice-hospitality industry becoming increasingly competitive, post-secondary education becomes a must for individuals hoping to advance in this sector. In assisting with tuition, CHF scholarships help students to reach the educational level necessary to achieve their long-term goals.

“The Mount’s Tourism and Hospitality Management program is committed to providing students with the information and experience needed to be successful in this field,” says Assistant Professor Candace Blayney, Business Administration and Tourism. “Tourism and hospitality is a viable and exciting industry and very important for Nova Scotia. We need students with the right level of knowledge and skills.”

The following Mount students will receive CHF scholarships in Fall 2009:

Lauren Hanbury- CHF Florence Montgomery $3,500 University Entrance Scholarship
Angela Muise- CHF $2,000 Hospitality/Hotel/Tourism Scholarship
Sarah Covey- CHF $2,000 Hospitality/Hotel/Tourism Scholarship
Sarah Burden- CHF- Yum! Restaurants International (Canada) LP $1,000 University Entrance Scholarship

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For more information contact:
Akiko Lovett
t. 457-6439
c. 441-0505