Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. Awards Over $150,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors

The Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. (HAWDC) has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to 15 graduating seniors enrolled in the DCPS NAF Hospitality and Tourism Academies at Bell Multicultural High School at the Columbia Heights Education Campus (CHEC); Woodrow Wilson Senior High School; and Ballou Senior High School; and one student at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.

The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, interest in the field of hospitality, student leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

“We recognize the commitment to academic excellence demonstrated by these phenomenal students. We are thrilled to see so many students engaged in our industry and eager to study hospitality at the collegiate level. Awarding these scholarships is just one of the several ways we demonstrate our commitment to their future academic and career success,” says Solomon Keene, President & CEO. HAWDC looks forward to hearing about these students’ college experiences and their journey towards a career in hospitality.

HAWDC was established in 1906 as a non-profit trade association representing the interests of over 95 member hotels in the District of Columbia on a variety of governmental and public affairs issues.

HAWDC. 1225 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005. (202) 289-0584.

* (L) Solomon Keene with student awardee. (R) Thomas Penny with school faculty. 

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