Skål International Makes Progress Towards STHM Scholarship
By: Jamie Cann
First Published: July 7, 2014
Topics: In the News, STHM School
Skål International’s local chapter, based in Philadelphia, recently completed its third installment on what will be a $25,000 endowment to Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, with the hope of securing further contributions toward its cause.
When the financial goal for the endowment is reached, the Skål International Philadelphia Scholarship Fund will be awarded annually to an STHM student who displays excellence in and out of the classroom.
“We’re looking for leaders in the industry, and where you start is by identifying leaders at the college level,” said June Seminario, the membership development officer and past president of the Philadelphia chapter of Skål International. “This scholarship, when established, will benefit students who achieve academic greatness, and also those who are active and outgoing, strong communicators and willing to network.”
Winners of the Skål International Philadelphia Scholarship Fund will receive scholarship money of an annually fluctuating sum, in addition to membership to Young Skål. Members of Young Skål, who are dubbed Skålleagues, would have a natural bridge to the parent organization upon graduation.
Founded in 1934, Skål International is the tourism industry’s only global organization. Skål, which joins all branches of the travel and tourism industries, boasts more than 18,000 members in 450 clubs covering 85 nations, with most of its activities occurring at local-level chapters.
To contribute to the Skål International Philadelphia Scholarship Fund, please visit giving.temple.edu/givetoSTHM.