Hospitality Scholarship Grant

ATTENTION: 2024 Community Partnership Grant and Hospitality Scholarship application deadlines are May 1, 2024.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Mark O’Leary at

The purpose of this MCCA Scholarship is to encourage professional development within the visitor and hospitality industry by awarding scholarships to high school seniors or college students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and are graduating from an accredited high school or are enrolled in hospitality industry majors at a two– or four-year higher education accredited institution.


All applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Complete application submission by deadline, no exceptions
  • High school senior at an accredited high school or full-time, matriculated college student with declared major affiliated with the hospitality industry
  • Cumulative credits reflecting the status of a senior in high school or that of a rising sophomore, junior or senior in college
  • Resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Plans to seek a career in the hospitality, convention or tourism industry
  • Student with hospitality or convention industry related experience is preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official high school/college Transcript – no copies, no unofficial or any other facsimile will be accepted
  • Personal essay of 500-600 words
  • Please note: Employees of the MCCA and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive funding through the Hospitality Scholarship Program

Please return original, completed applications directly to:

Mark O’Leary, Communication & External Relations Assistant Manager
Community Partnership & Hospitality Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210