PDP/GMP scholarships 2020 – application deadline: March 10, 2020

Again this year, the CHS EMEA region is awarding scholarships from the Deiv Salutskij EMEA Scholarship Fund for the Professional Development Program (PDP) and General Managers Program (GMP) for course work on the Cornell campus this year (including the GMP in June 2020 or January 2021). Three single PDP courses (each with a face value of US$2,795) and one €5,000 contribution to attend the GMP will be awarded.

Testimonials from 2019 recipients

What makes the Cornell experience special to me is the combination of three factors. First, it is the selection of relevant topics covered in the course programme that are being delivered with great enthusiasm by the respective lecturers. The second aspect that lured me back to Cornell after my first PDP experience in 2008 was the opportunity to meet hospitality experts from all over the globe. The truly international mix of people with an immense variety of different backgrounds is simply inspirational. I truly enjoyed the stimulating exchange of ideas with like-minded hotelies and could gain valuable insights from their different perspectives. Last (but most definitely not least), it is the inspiring setting of the Cornell campus that makes the stay in Ithaca so exceptional!

Claudia Glück-Hofbauer 

“I have had the privilege of attending two of the PDP courses in the summer of 2019 at Cornell University in Ithaca, USA. This was the perfect continuation of the eCornell courses that I took in relation to hotel real estate investments and asset management and provided valuable insight in the world of hospitality investment. Learning from some of the best professors in the field was an absolute honour and I had the opportunity to interact with a class composed of highly passionate professionals from all corners of the hotel industry. What an absolute thrill and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to broaden their knowledge in the hospitality sector.”

Andreea Bodea