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Colorado Hospitality Scholarship Program

The Colorado Hospitality Scholarship Program offers scholarships to help support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the hospitality and tourism industry at accredited, four-year universities and colleges.


Karl Mehlmann Scholarship

Funded through the American Hotel & Lodging Education Foundation (AH&LEF) and administered through the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association (CHLA).  This application is open to students around the country that attend an AH&LEF affiliated school and meet all of the required criteria.

MDLC Scholarship

Administered through the Metro Denver Lodging Council (MDLC) which is an organization that was formed to address issues that pertained specifically to metro Denver area hotels and includes; legislative issues, the Denver convention center, tax issues, transportation issues, and new developments in the metro area.*Not currently offered for the 2021-2022 school year

The scholarships for the 2021/2022 school year are now open.  Applications for all scholarships are due by Wednesday, June 30th 2021. 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship programs, please contact the CHLA office at (303) 297-8335 or [email protected].

Hospitality Careers

Are you interested in pursuing a career in hospitality?  The hotel industry offers good, high-paying jobs with benefits and a fast track to senior positions.  Click below to learn more about the world of possibilities that a career in hospitality can provide!

CHLA Member Universities & Colleges Around the State

Colorado Mesa University

Main Contact:  Britt Mathwhich
Phone: (970) 248-1819
[email protected]

Johnson & Wales University

Main Contact:  Kimberly Tranter
Phone: (303) 256-9300
[email protected]

Western State Colorado University

Main Contact:  Michael Vieregge
Phone: (970) 943-2566
[email protected]

Colorado Mountain College

Main Contact:  Terry Hunter
Phone: (970) 870-4436
[email protected]

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Main Contact:  Dr. James Drake
Phone: (303) 556-4840
[email protected]


Colorado State University

Main Contact:  Soo Kang
Phone: (970) 491-0293
[email protected]

University of Denver - Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management

Main Contact:  Dr. David Corsun
Phone: (303) 871-4268
[email protected]

Online Learning Tools

View the AHLEI’s online learning tools to help you stay on top of your game!

Online certifications

View certification review sessions, and get certified or recertified as a hospitality or guest service professional.

Training Materials

CHLA provides hospitality educational resources for Colorado members who are also AH&LA Lodging Members. Non-member pricing is available as well.



Discounts on hospitality training tools

AH&LA Lodging Members receive discounts on DVD’s and manuals addressing guest safety, crisis communication, service animals and more!



Special member pricing

AH&LA Lodging Members receive discount pricing on all AHLEI Programs and additional savings off all industry certifications!


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