The Teri Whitney HATSOF scholarship fund was established by the Park City Area Lodging Association (PCALA) to recognize one of
the most selfless hospitality industry leaders of the Park City area lodging community, Teri Whitney. The PCALA hopes that the
recipients can pursue their dreams and careers in this industry, but most importantly leave a legacy of commitment and dedication
equal to what Teri has done for this community and the Association over the years.
Teri was a founding member of the PCALA and has been the GM of Snow Flower for over 30 years. She started her career at the
Chateaux Après Lodge in 1977. She started working at Snow Flower in 1980 as the assistant manager and took over the helm in
1982. She has worked tirelessly building wonderful relationships with her owners, employees and return guests alike. Additionally,
Teri has served on countless committees, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, including on the Executive Board of the PCALA
since inception. Teri was the recipient of the Utah Hotel and Lodging Association “General Manager of the Year” award in 2010.
There are two $500 scholarships available for individuals in pursuit of Hospitality and Tourism career, training or education as
defined below. The first will be awarded to a High School student in either Summit or Wasatch County High Schools that wish to
attend any US higher education institution. The second will be awarded to any student that is currently enrolled in or has been
accepted at one of the following institutions: Dixie State College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah
University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, and Weber State University; and it may also apply at
the following private, non-profit Utah institutions: Brigham Young University-Provo, LDS Business College and Westminster College.
Applicants are expected to be enrolled in or intend to enroll in a Hospitality and Tourism relevant curriculum, which can include,
but is not limited to: Management, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Culinary Arts, etc.
Scholarship Award Amounts and Process
The award amounts are determined on an annual basis and are subject to PCALA annual budget. Therefore, award amounts may be
changed, may vary from year to year and may not be distributed at the sole discretion of the Board of the PCALA.
Applicants must submit a complete application by May 1. Scholarships will be announced
and issued as one-time payments in July. Recipients may be subject to local, state or federal taxes on the amount awarded.
Five Steps to Qualify for the Scholarship
1. Applicant takes responsibility for understanding the scholarship program.
2. Applicant works with parents, high school counselor, college admission counselor, etc. to develop a plan to
enroll in a Hospitality and Tourism relevant curriculum needed for the scholarship.
3. Applicant utilizes and relies on the official source of scholarship information found on www.pcala.org.
4. Applicant reads and follows instructions AND submits application by May 1.
5. Applicant contacts the Park City Area Lodging Association if he or she needs additional guidance.