Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Foundation
Scholarship Opportunities

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) Hospitality Scholarship

HE&R is providing five (5) state system students, who are pursuing a degree that benefits the hospitality industry, such as: hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice, with a $1,000 scholarship. The students will receive $1,000 be used for tuition and fees for the fall 2017 semester. This one-time scholarship award is available to juniors and seniors who meet the eligibility requirements as well as the student requirements.


  • Be a full-time student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Universities
  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Have a major in a hospitality, marketing, human resources, information technology or criminal justice
  • Earned and passed 60 college credits
  • Show academic promise by upholding a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Complete the application by the deadline date

Amount Awarded

  • The amount of the scholarship award will be $1,000 and will be applied to the tuition and fees for the fall 2017 semester.

Student Requirements

  • Complete the HE&R Hospitality Scholarship Application
  • Submit an official university transcript
  • Submit a cover letter that explains:
    • How you learned about the scholarship
    • Your career goals / aspirations
    • How the scholarship money will benefit you
  • Complete application and cover letter must be post marked by May 19, 2017 and emailed or sent to:

    The PA State System Foundation
    Attn:  Eileen Showers
    2986 North 2nd Street
    Harrisburg, PA  17110

Recipient Requirements

  • Send thank you note to Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) via the PA State System Foundation.
  • Attend the State System Foundation's Scholarship Donor Appreciation Luncheon.

Selection/Notification Procedure

The HE&R Hospitality Scholarship Committee is comprised of representatives from the State System Foundation Scholarship Committee, the Office of the Chancellor and HE&R. All scholarship recipients and their universities will be notified of the scholarship in July. Unsuccessful applicants will also receive notification.