Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarships

Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarships 2020/2021

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT) is pleased to offer its majors, minors, and concentrations, several scholarships for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.


We encourage students to apply for those awards that best match his or her given circumstances, attributes, academic achievements and professional aspirations.

*All scholarships are conditional, pending sponsor funding.

Charleston Wine+Food Festival Excellence Scholarship & Senior Scholarship

The purpose for the Charleston Wine+Food Festival is to highlight and celebrate Charleston’s extraordinary culinary history and culture. The Festival also recognizes and supports culinary establishments that sustain local industry. The Festival is a world-class, four-day event which promotes and supports a variety of culinary interests and charities. The scholarship is awarded based upon event management career interests, financial need, and other criteria.

Lowcountry Hospitality Association Scholarship (LHA)
The Lowcountry Hospitality Association (LHA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit trade organization serving the Charleston Area hospitality industry. It serves as the voice of the local hotel and restaurant industry on government and public relations issues. LHA hosts two major festivals each year to fund these awards: The Taste of Charleston and the Lowcountry Oyster Festival. The scholarship is awarded based upon foodservice career interests, financial need, and other criteria.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Scholarship
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the home of the famous Ocean Course, where the 2007 Senior PGA Championship was held and the upcoming 2012 PGA Championship will be held. Tennis Magazine rated the Resort the #2 U.S. tennis resort. It is also home to the renowned Sanctuary Hotel. The scholarship is awarded based upon hospitality career interests, financial need, and other criteria.

Patrick E. Ringwald Scholarship
The Patrick E. Ringwald Scholarship is given annually to a College of Charleston student with a major, minor, or concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management. The scholarship is in memory of the former general manager of the Boathouse Restaurant who was shot and killed during a robbery some years ago. Patrick was widely known in Charleston’s food and beverage industry for over 20 years. Academic excellence, although important, is not the chief criteria for this scholarship. Instead, the scholarship is awarded to the student that best represents Patrick Ringwald’s spirit and attitude.

Wild Dunes Resort Hospitality Management Scholarship
Wild Dunes Resort specializes in memorable vacations and offers many accommodation styles, abundant activities for all ages, great dining, and award-winning golf and tennis.  They also are active in meeting planning, weddings, and catering. The scholarship is awarded to an HTMT student based upon resort industry career interests, financial need, and other criteria.

Please contact Hayden Smith, Student Engagement Coordinator, Student Success Center at or 843-953-5491 with questions.

**Scholarships may be divided between two or more students should the selection committee feel it appropriate.