On Thursday, March 19, 76 Rosen College undergraduate and graduate students received a total of more than $280,000 in scholarships during a special ceremony. The majority of those students received more than one scholarship.

More than 20 sponsors from the hospitality industry recognized outstanding Rosen College students based on criteria including, but not limited to: academic performance, industry experience, passion for hospitality, professionalism and service, and philanthropy.

Graduate student Marissa Orlowski was named the first recipient of the Etta Jean and Frank Juge Graduate Fellowship Endowment, which was created to provide awards to full-time doctoral students enrolled in the Rosen College. The fellowship is merit-based and awarded based on scholarly contributions in both research activities and the classroom. Marissa is a third year doctoral candidate and graduate teaching associate in the Foodservice & Lodging Management Department. Her research focuses on teams and team development in the food & beverage context, and she currently teaches Beverage Management and Fine Spirits.

Rosen College thanks its generous scholarship donors for the 2014-2015 academic year:

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEF) – Tony Marshall Memorial

Bloomin’ Brands

Bluegreen Vacations

Bob Ashley Memorial

Bob Snow Roast & Toast

Celebration Wish Foundation

Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA)

College Stack

David Benjamin Memorial

Etta Jean and Frank Juge Graduate Fellowship Endowment

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)

Garret Toohey

Gary Sain Memorial

Harris Rosen

Hilton Grand Vacations

I-Drive Rotary Club

Jeff Palla

Langford Family

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

Pinnacle Vodka

Pop Reddicak


Sysco – Central Florida

UCF Timeshare Advisory Board

For more information about supporting Rosen College through student scholarships, please visit https://hospitality.ucf.edu/donate/.