EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

New and future lodging professionals may apply for Conference Registration Grants and ALP Membership Scholarships.

The ALP Fund scholarships and grants are dedicated to aspiring and new lodging professionals including owners of bed and breakfast inns, vacation and short-term rentals, unique lodging properties, and boutique hotels. See each scholarship for additional information for eligibility. Applicants complete an application and are vetted by the selection committee.

The Association of Lodging Professionals Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supports current and aspiring lodging professionals through industry awards. Each grant or scholarship is in honor of individuals that have given so much to our industry.

Contributions may be designated to any or all of the following established funds or the ALP General Fund as an unrestricted donation. The total amount of your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

ALP FUND DONATION FORM

The Association of Lodging Professionals Fund is pleased to support lodging professionals and aspiring lodging professionals by providing scholarship and grant opportunities. In addition to the unrestricted General Fund, we have three restricted funds created in honor of individuals who have given our industry so much.

Please consider giving to one or more of these funds.

All checks may be made payable to the Association of Lodging Professionals Fund (ALP Fund) and mailed to:

ALP FUND
108 S Cleveland Street
Merrill WI 54452-2435

Please note: The ALP FUND is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to organizations with 501(c)(3) status may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of this contribution. No goods or services were provided to you in return for your contribution.

View our privacy statement for more information on how we use your data and be aware there are no refunds for donations to the funds.

Applications to The ALP Fund Welcomed!

D. Scott Bushnell Memorial Fund
Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund
Michael D. Hanscom Memorial Fund

D. Scott Bushnell Memorial Fund

Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund

Michael D. Hanscom Memorial Fund

The Scott Bushnell Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to honor Scott’s dedication to the innkeeping industry by providing the registration fee for the annual Association of Lodging Professionals Conference to a new lodging property owner.

Scott, with his wife Marilyn, were part of the industry for 20 years as owners of the Lafayette Inn, Easton, PA, and then as principals of Bushnell and Bushnell Services, providing expert advice, education, and services to aspiring and existing innkeepers.

Scott was passionate about helping innkeepers to realize their dreams and reach their full potential. As a West Point graduate, he was dedicated to supporting military veterans. New lodging professionals who are under contract to purchase a lodging property, or have owned their lodging property for 18 months or less, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Preference for the scholarship will be given to veterans.

Mary White’s dedication to lodging professional education began many years ago with her bnbfinder client newsletters, and she was recognized globally as the author of the “Innkeeping for Dummies” book. Mary was the founder of bnbfinder and an incredible woman, friend, and leader in our industry. With The Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund, we are honoring Mary’s commitment to  education by providing aspiring lodging professionals access to the tools they need to be successful.

The Fund provides scholarships for qualified aspiring lodging professionals for membership in ALP at no charge for their first year, with full access to the newsletters, webinars, and conference at member pricing.

The Michael Hanscom Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 by Michael’s family, to honor his memory by providing the registration fee for the annual Association of Lodging Professionals Conference to a new lodging property owner.

Michael was a talented craftsman who had a real love of preservation and the restoration of historic buildings.  Michael, with his wife Danielle, developed a historic manor house into the award-winning Brampton Inn, Chestertown, MD, which they owned for over 30 years.  Their vision was a place of unconditional hospitality, comfortable accommodations, peace and tranquility, and good food.

The Fund will continue his legacy by providing the registration to the annual Association of Lodging Professionals Conference.  New lodging professionals who have owned their property for 18 months or less are eligible to apply. Preference for the scholarship will be given to those who have purchased a property that is historic, significant, or simply older. 

We invite you to contribute to the future of our lodging industry by providing educational opportunities to new and future innkeepers.

All checks may be made payable to the Association of Lodging Professionals Fund (ALP Fund) and mailed to:

ALP FUND, 108 S Cleveland Street, Merrill WI 54452-2435

Please note the designated fund(s) for your donation by using the Scholarship Donation Form.

We will provide an acknowledgement letter for your records.

For questions or more information, please contact Kris Ullmer, CEO ALP [email protected] or 715-921-2327

The Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) is the leading trade association for lodging professionals. As a member-driven, non-profit organization, ALP focuses on professional development and advocacy for the lodging industry. The members are independent lodging properties including bed & breakfasts/inns, vacation and short- term rentals, unique lodging properties, hospitality professionals, aspiring hospitality professionals and Allied Partners that support our industry with critical education, products, and services.