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NHLRA Education Foundation


Cultivating our next generation of hospitality professionals.

Founded in 2010, the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NHLRAEF) financially supports hospitality-related initiatives. From scholarships to conferences to state competitions, the Foundation supports the education of our current and future workforce by financially contributing to education opportunities.

NHLRAEF Areas of Focus:

  • HTMP Program and State Competition
  • ProStart Program and State Competition
  • Teacher RoundTables
  • Internship Programs
  • Scholarship Programs


Hospitality and Tourism Management Program


The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) is a school-to-career program developed by the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute (AH&LAEF). HTMP is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to careers in the hospitality industry. Through classroom activities, internships and comprehensive exams, students have the chance to earn national certification.

The NHLRA is proud to announce that the state of NH currently has six schools participating in the HTMP program.

For more information on the HTMP program, please click here.






From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart's industry-driven curriculum provides real life experience opportunities, builds practical skills and creates a foundation that will last a lifetime. By bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry and sets a high standard of excellence for students.

The NHLRA is proud to announce that the state of NH currently has twelve schools participating in the ProStart program.

For more information on the ProStart program, please click here.  






Recognizing the high cost of education, the Foundation offers scholarships to high school students and full-time college students majoring in a hospitality related field.




Sponsorship Opportunities


Various sponsorship opportunities are available to help fund the NHLRA Education Foundation. Sponsorship money is used to award scholarships and assist with sending students to the state and national competitions. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or making a contribution, please contact Mike Somers at or 603-228-9585. Current sponsorship opportunities may be viewed by clicking here.



The NHLRAEF is an established and approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes.






NHLRA Strategic Partners


New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association

Promote, Protect, Educate.

16 Centre Street, Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-228-9585          Fax: 603-226-1829         E-mail:

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