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Excellence Scholarship

To commemorate the legacy of namesakes Carol and James A. Collins and their longstanding commitment to The Collins College of Hospitality Management, the Board of Advisors established a scholarship in their honor and awards $10,000 annually to propel a student through their last year of studies. Student recipients also receive a medallion to wear at graduation and are recognized live at the Hospitality Uncorked event. Since 2021, the Hospitality Uncorked Excellence Scholarship has been awarded to one deserving student each year based on the following criteria:

• Academic excellence (3.5+ GPA)
• Financial need
• Experience working in the industry
• Student must be in their final year of studies when scholarship is received



2023 Scholar

Lex is recognized for his academic success and also as a role model for Cal Poly Pomona’s commitment to “Learn by Doing.”  While enrolled as a full-time student, he has worked in the Rooms department at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and the Hilton Curio Collection, La Jolla.  He also has his own marketing company with a Twitch channel and competed on our undergraduate STR Student Market Study Competition Team — all while achieving a 3.62 GPA.