Your Hospitality Future

The Charles H. Selman Scholarship (CHS) Fund was created in 1995 by the CHARR Board of Directors to benefit committed Alaskans dedicated to excellence in Alaska’s hospitality industry.

Named after long-time CHARR member Charlie Selman, the program honors his significant contributions made to our industry. Since then, the CHS Scholarship has awarded nearly $300,000 to deserving students and continues to grow.

​In October 2002, the CHS Scholarship Program was entrusted to the newly formed Alaska CHARR Educational Fund, Inc. This change allows CHARR to extend our scope of giving and support to our industry.


Qualifications for the Scholarship

• Pursuing a career in the Alaska hospitality industry

• Alaska resident or in the process of becoming a resident

• Accepted for admission to an accredited university, certificate program, or post-secondary vocational school

​• Applied previously? Apply again! We love repeat applicants!


Application Process:
1. Fill out the application online.

2. Include a letter detailing the following: why you are applying, your goals in the hospitality industry and your career, whether you plan on staying in Alaska, and what you have done in the hospitality industry so far.

3. Collect a letter of recommendation.

4. Attach a current photo of yourself.

5. Collect a Certificate of Enrollment (Certificate program or Degree program)

6. Complete the application form and all documents and send them (via mail or email) by the April 1st to Alaska CHARR Educational Fund, Inc. Scholarship Committee 1503 W. 31st Ave. Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99503 or




​Award notices will be sent out approximately two months after the deadline. Awardees will be expected to provide follow-up information.


Charles H. Selman Scholarship Application