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2022 ORA/OHLA Scholarship Application

 
Scholarships are offered to OSUIT and OSU HTM Students. The deadline to apply has been extended to 2/13/2022 at midnight. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applicant Requirements:
  • Applicants must provide proof that they are: Currently enrolled in a post secondary culinary/hospitality program at OSUIT or OSU HTM
  • Must have performed a minimum of 250 hours of related work experience in the hospitality field
  • Must obtain and submit two letters of recommendation – one from a faculty member and another from a hospitality industry employer
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

Required Documentation:
  • 500 word essay. Explain your reason(s) for applying for a scholarship and why you feel you should receive one, the type of career in the hospitality industry you plan to pursue and your future goals.
  • Copies of paycheck stubs or letter(s) from employer(s) indicating that applicant has completed a minimum of 250 hours of hospitality-related work.
  • A copy of your current college or high school transcript. 
  • Two letters of recommendation – one from a faculty member and another from an industry employer (must be signed and on letterhead to be accepted).

How Scholarship Applications are Selected:
Applications will be reviewed by the committee and qualifying applicants will be contacted by email for an in-person interview to be held early March in Tulsa, OK.

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Join us August 17 & 18 at the Bennett Center for the 2022 ORA Expo! Don't miss the state's hospitality event of the year! For two days, industry professionals will join together for two efficient and effective days! Digital sales have become the norm but there is nothing more powerful than building relationships within our hospitality community! Click here to learn more!
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On July 7 in OKC and July 19 in Tulsa join us for Odyssey de Culinaire! Odyssey de Culinaire is a fundraising and awareness dinner to benefit the Oklahoma ProStart® Program. This ever-popular event, which is open to the public, features 2 great evenings of dining with many of Tulsa and Oklahoma City's finest chefs being featured in their home cities. Each of the five courses features a chef mentoring a culinary student to treat attendees to an incredible five-course dinner. Experience an energetic evening and make an impact on culinary education in Oklahoma! Join us for one or both Odyssey de Culinaires - the Oklahoma Restaurant Association's only event open to the public!
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The ORA 2022 Strategic Partnership and Marketing Program provides an “at a glance” annual review of ORA’s event calendar and marketing opportunities. It gives you the chance to plan in advance, allocate your marketing budget more effectively. Check out Key Club Partner status! For more information download your copy of the best hospitality marketing program around, or contact Patti Colley at patti@okrestaurants.com or 405.942.8181.
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