Charles H. Selman Memorial Scholarship

The Alaska CHARR Education Fund awards scholarships once a year to Alaska residents who are interested in pursuing a career in the Alaskan hospitality industry.  The deadline to submit scholarship applications to the CHARR office is May 15th.

The Charlie H. Selman Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Charlie Selman, long-time CHARR member and owner of the Club Paris in Anchorage, partner in the Double Musky in Girdwood and one of the original engineers to discover oil in Prudhoe Bay, AK. 

This scholarship program is made possible by fundraising at our annual Charlie Selman Memorial Golf Tournament, participation by members who sell pulltabs on behalf of the Ed Fund and by personal and corporate contributions.


Qualifications for the Scholarship:

  1. Applicant must be an Alaskan resident of at least two years duration prior to applying for the scholarship
  2. Applicant must be accepted for admission to an accredited university or post-secondary vocational school
  3. Applicant must plan to pursue a career in the Alaska hospitality industry

Download an Alaska CHARR Ed Fund Scholarship Application

National Restaurant Association Educational
Foundation Scholarships

NRAEF Scholarship Program's goal is to award scholarships to students and educators pursuing an education or professional development in restaurant and foodservice-related studies.

To see if you are eligible for an NRAEF Scholarship, visit or call 800.765.2122 ext. 6738. Apply today!



Alaska CHARR Invests in the Future!

Alaska CHARR awards scholarships once a year. Applications are available year round and are open to all Alaska residents interested in pursuing a career in Alaska’s hospitality industry. The application deadline for the 2013 fall semester is May 15, 2013. The next round of Alaska CHARR scholarships will be awarded in August 2013. For more information please contact Alaska CHARR at (907) 274-8133.


Scholarship Committee Awards $30,000.00
To Alaska Hospitality Industry Students!

Thanks to the support of CHARR Members and Friends throughout the State, through their participation in our annual Charlie Selman Golf Tournament fundraiser and the sale of pull tabs, the Alaska CHARR Educational Fund Board met and awarded $30,000.00 to 28 deserving students planning to pursue a career in Alaska’s hospitality industry.

Your Alaska CHARR Educational Fund Scholarship Committee is made of:

  • Chip Duggan, American Legion Post 16, Homer
  • Dick Ellsworth, Ivory Jack’s, Fairbanks
  • Stan Selman, Club Paris, Anchorage
    • Sara Bridges, Orso, Anchorage

Also serving on the CHARR Ed Fund Board are:

  • Glenn Brady, Silver Gulch Brewing, Fairbanks
  • Jodi Bonacci, the Mecca, Fairbanks
    • Gretchen Kenney, AKHLA, Anchorage

Our congratulations go out to the following Scholarship Recipients:

Emily Ahern UAF Fairbanks
Dylan Batuio UAA Philippines / Anchorage
Kristen Faulkner UAA Anchorage
William Faulkner Stanford Homer
Kristina Leigh Henkel UAA


Anne Hood AVTEC Moose Pass
Jared Lindquist Wester Colorado Community College Moose Pass
Molly Norback Le Cordon Bleu, Portland McGrath
Harley Oleson UAA Barrow
Samantha Oliver UAA New London, CT / Kodiak
Mariah Paukan UAA Saint Mary's
Alexandra Prabucki AVTEC Juneau
Katie Puff UAA Anchorage / Wasilla
Holly Reeder Arizona State University Sitka
Sarah Rountree UAA Valdez
Cheyenne Selman UAA Anchorage
Royle Snodderly UAA Ketchikan
Miguel Tenoria UAA Queens / Anchorage
Justin Zimin UAA Naknek