George L. Ruff Endowed Scholarship

Due to a generous gift from Mr. George L. Ruff, scholarships are available to students enrolled as majors or minors within the School of Hospitality Leadership. To qualify, students must:

  1. be declared major/minor in Hospitality Leadership and
  2. submit an application before the deadline (see details below)

All students enrolled as majors/intended majors or minors/intended minors in the School of Hospitality Leadership are eligible, and are encouraged to apply for the scholarship funding. In addition to financial need, included in the review process is also consideration for cumulative GPA (2.0 or higher), student activity such as belonging to hospitality clubs or holding club leadership positions, or having full or part time jobs in the hospitality industry.


Please note, in order to be considered for the George L. Ruff Endowed Scholarship, you must complete all required fields of the online application. Applications must be completed and submitted online by 11:59:59 PM on Sunday, September 18th, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Driehaus College of Business - School of Hospitality Leadership
Supplemental Questions
  1. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be enrolled as a major or minor in the School of Hospitality Leadership. Please select one of the following. Are you a:
  2. Please select your primary hospitality interest:
  3. Do you have a student club membership and/or leadership role in any of the following: National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH), American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) DePaul Student Chapter, Food & Beverage Club, or the Events Management Club (EMC) or Eta Sigma Delta (ESD)?
  4. If you answered yes, please state your club name(s) and leadership role(s) below.
  5. How involved have you been in SHL programs and activities? (Check all that apply)
  6. Are you employed either full or part time in the hospitality industry?
  7. If you answered yes, please state the name of the company you are employed with and briefly state your position and role.
  8. Explain why you have chosen to study Hospitality Leadership and how you see this impacting your career after DePaul. Please be as specific as possible. (Limit the essay to 1 double-spaced, proofread page.)
  9. Upload your latest unofficial transcript here (required):
  10. Submit your current resume.
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