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US Airways awards $20,000 to STHM for student scholarships

By: Jamie Cann
First Published: July 7, 2014
Topics: In the News, STHM School

With the assistance of US Airways, select students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality will soon be walking on air.

For the second straight year, US Airways has awarded $20,000 to STHM, which in the coming months will disseminate the scholarship funds among current students who are pursuing careers in the tourism and hospitality industries.

In the fall, STHM will select five students to each receive individual $4,000 scholarships to be applied to their Spring 2015 tuition expenses. US Airways, the world’s largest following its merger last year with American Airlines, allows the university to determine both the criteria for choosing its recipients as well as the value of individual scholarships.

Beginning in 2013, the US Airways Scholarship program has set aside a $20,000 stipend for the largest public university in each of US Airway’s hub cities, with Temple University being one of them. Arizona State, which is located in Phoenix, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte also have received $20,000 scholarship grants from the airline.

“It’s an opportunity to support education in our hubs,” said Kelly Balthazor, US Airways’ Senior Manager of Community Relations. “It’s only (the program’s) second year, so the impact is difficult to determine, but we’ve had recipients write thankful notes, and some have said it’s been extremely impactful and that they’ve been able to concentrate more on their studies.”