Piedmont University Hospitality Students Receive Priority Preference for Classic Center Cultural Foundation Scholarship
Piedmont University students pursuing a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management have priority preference for new scholarship funds available through The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.
“Piedmont University enjoys an outstanding partnership with The Classic Center that creates direct benefits for our students — this scholarship being one of many examples. We thank The Classic Center for its ongoing support of our Hospitality program,” said Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp.
The Classic Center is an event venue located in downtown Athens, Georgia. The Classic Center Cultural Foundation provides and supports diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs, as well as workforce development initiatives and the maintenance of The Classic Center.
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation has raised money through its Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund to provide up to $25,000 to individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in hospitality, event, music, or sports management.
Applications for the Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund are open to anyone who is currently enrolled in hospitality industry programs at Piedmont University, as well as the University of Georgia and Athens Technical College.
Students who are either enrolled or planning to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality & Tourism Management program at Piedmont University will have priority when scholarships are awarded.
“A bachelor’s degree in hospitality opens the doors to career advancement. To be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree with financial assistance from The Classic Center is an incredible opportunity for our students,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dan Silber.
The Paul T. Martin Hospitality Education Fund was established to honor Paul T. Martin, a member of The Classic Center Authority Board from 1996 to 2004. After serving on The Classic Center Authority Board, he became a board emeritus member with lifelong status. Martin, a longtime supporter of the hospitality industry, was essential to the creation of Piedmont’s hospitality degree as well as The Classic Center’s learning lab, where Piedmont University hospitality students gain real-world skills prior to graduating.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship should go to ClassicCenter.com/scholarships or email Foundation@ClassicCenter.com. All applications must be submitted by April 29. Recipients will be announced in June.
Learn more about Piedmont’s Hospitality & Tourism Management program at www.piedmont.edu/program/hospitality-tourism-management.