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The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) has announced a new scholarship for prospective students.

The Val Cook Scholarship, named after the BMIHMS Alumni Ambassador and sponsored by the Alumni Board, will offer one student a fully funded residential scholarship for 1 year toward a diploma when they enrol in the School’s popular Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management degree.

The scholarship covers the cost of all course units as well as meals and accommodation at the Leura campus for one year and is aimed towards experienced hospitality employees wanting to gain formal qualifications.

BMIHMS General Manager, Jerome Casteigt, said:

“This is a unique opportunity for hospitality professionals who have proven their passion and dedication to the industry and are seeking formal qualifications to take their hotelier career to the next level. The degrees on offer at BMIHMS are highly regarded around the world and having this qualification will undoubtedly assist experienced professionals to enhance their employability in the long term.”

BMIHMS Alumni Ambassador Val Cook said it was a great honour to have the scholarship named after him.

“This is a fantastic initiative by the BMIHMS alumni board and supported by the School to give an opportunity to a proven dedicated hospitality professional to secure a formal qualification that they might otherwise not have had the chance to achieve. We look forward to receiving applications and selecting the final candidate,” he said.

In order to be considered, scholarship applicants must have 2-5 years of work experience in the hospitality and tourism sector and a minimum of year 11 or equivalent education.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the Scholarship Application Form and attach your resume, references, and letters of recommendation with a personal statement of 500 – 1000 words in length. The personal statement should include career objectives, community service activities, special honours and awards, personal commitments and also answer the question “why do you do what you do each and every day?”

For more information and to download an application form, please visit

Submitted applications: by Friday, 15 January 2016.

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