ALP FUND EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
D. Scott Bushnell Scholarship 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 deserving new inn owner.
Scott, with his wife Marilyn, was part of the industry for 20 years as owners of the Lafayette Inn, Easton, PA, and then as principals of Bushnell and Bushnell Services, an affiliate of the B&B Team, 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, his dedication to supporting our military veterans was evident in all that he did. 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. As recognition of Scott’s commitment to the military, preference for the scholarship will be given to veterans. Applicants are vetted by the selection committee.
Michael D. Hanscom Scholarship Fund
The Michael Hanscom Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 by Michael’s family, creating the scholarship to honor his memory by providing the registration fee for the annual Innkeeper Conference to a deserving new inn 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. He never stopped thinking about the well-being of Brampton guests, and his dedication is visible throughout the inn still today.
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 lodging property for 18 months or less are eligible to apply for the scholarship. As recognition of Michael’s commitment to the preservation of historic buildings, preference for the scholarship will be given to those who have purchased a lodging property that is historic, significant, or simply older. Applicants are vetted by the selection committee.
ASPIRING INNKEEPERS MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund
Mary White’s dedication to Innkeeper education began many years ago with her bnbfinder client newsletters, and was recognized globally as the author of the Innkeeping for Dummies book. Mary was not only the founder of bnbfinder but an incredible woman, friend, and leader in our industry. With The Mary White Educational Scholarship Fund, we are honoring Mary’s desire to continue to promote and sustain that mission by providing aspiring innkeepers access to the educational tools they need to be successful in our industry.
The Fund will provide scholarships for qualified aspiring lodging professionals to join the Association of Lodging Professionals at no charge for their introductory year, providing full access to the member newsletters, webinars, and conferences at member pricing. Applicants must complete a qualification questionnaire to be reviewed by the selection committee.
Contributions to The ALP Fund Welcomed!
We invite you to contribute to the future of our lodging industry by providing educational opportunities to new and future lodging professionals.
Contributions may be designated to any or all of the established funds or the ALP Fund in general as an unrestricted donation. The total amount of your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law since you have not received any goods or services in return for your gift.
Please note the designated fund(s) for your donation by using the Scholarship Donation Form.
We will provide an acknowledgment letter for your records.
All checks may be made payable to the Association of Lodging Professionals Fund (ALP Fund) and mailed to:
ALP FUND, ATTN – Dallas Renner
34 Golden Hind Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
For questions or more information, please email [email protected]