Over the past two decades, the Scholarship Foundation has awarded more than 645 scholarships, totaling more than 2 million dollars. Initially focusing on traditional hotel and business management skills, the scope of scholarships available was later broadened to include culinary arts and casino management, as well as other skill sets necessary to run a contemporary hospitality-related business. The complete effort has resulted in a changing of the guard at many hostelries and dining establishments on the Island, with a new generation of Puerto Rican Foundation alumni stepping up to the plate to assume key positions in our hospitality industry.
The Scholarship Foundation counts on the donation and support from many companies and individuals in Puerto Rico. In addition, fundraising events are celebrated annually to support the scholarships.
Our goal is simple and focused – dynamic, well-educated Puerto Ricans heading the Puerto Rico hotel and tourism industry and the diverse businesses it supports.