Help support the education of hospitality and tourism students!

The New Mexico Hospitality Association is dedicated to developing advocacy, educational and collaborative opportunities to further strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry in New Mexico.

Our commitment to educational opportunities through our vision to become the #1 resource for the New Mexico hospitality industry inspired the creation of the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, with the purpose to provide students and continued learners in New Mexico the ability to pursue an education and career in hospitality and tourism.

The Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation, is an endowed fund that provides a $1,000 scholarship for hospitality and tourism students each year. After two years of building up the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, NMHA was able to issue its first official scholarship at the 2017 Top HAT Awards Gala on November 14, 2017, to the School of Hotel, Tourism, Restaurant Management at New Mexico State University.

Why Donate?

Did you know 1 in 12 jobs in New Mexico is supported by tourism? This industry is growing, which means we need the workforce to help sustain this growth. Your donation impacts the life of a New Mexican student who has a passion for hospitality. The last two years, this event served as the major fundraiser for the Hospitatilty and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. And this year, we will award the first scholarship during the ceremony.

1 in 12

jobs in
New Mexico is
supported by tourism

Ways you can contribute

Sponsor a Top HAT Award

Want your business to shine? A $1,500 sponsorship will put you in the spotlight as you get to announce a winner during the awards ceremony.

Purchase a Table at the Top HAT Awards Gala

Bring the team or gather up your social circle of friends, family, clients, partners, and vendors!

Bring a Plus One to Top HAT

Spot your best friend or bring a date.

Contribute to the Top HAT Awards Silent Auction

You’ve got a great service or product, show it off! Contribute it to the silent auction and let the bidding begin.

Make a Direct Donation

Can’t make it to Top HAT? Powered by Albuquerque Community Foundation, you can make your donation directly at the link below!

Donate Online