AHF is pleased to announce that there are a number of $525 scholarships available to support operators in attending AHF’s 2023 Annual Conference. Each year AHF is proud to provide scholarships to assist our operator members in attending the AHF Annual Conference thanks to the generous contributions of AHF, our local chapters, members, and most of all valued business partners. 

AHF ensures that your conference registration includes all meals, receptions, activities, and all else except for tickets to pre-conference area activities. That means once you are on-site, you won’t have much extra cost to worry about. Let us take care of you for the week!


Important Dates

Scholarships will open in March 2023. Our scholarships will provide recipients with a significant amount off of registration, although does not provide for the entire cost of registration. This allows us to help as many operators as possible to attend. 

  1. Application Deadline: May 26th
  2. Notification of Scholarship: June 2nd or Sooner
  3. Registration Deadline: June 15th

Who Can Apply?

AHF welcomes applications for scholarships from AHF operator members in good standing (meaning dues are up to date). We contribute as much funding and support as we can each year to support operator attendance, however, scholarships may be limited. Please be sure to review the information below to submit your application within our guidelines to be considered. AHF will not accept incomplete applications.

Please note, AHF Chapters sometimes also provide scholarships, so we recommend connecting with your local chapter if you are seeking assistance; find your local chapter HERE. Apply below by completing out full scholarship form. 

Other Ways to Pay:


AHF and Real Rewards Cafe (RRC) have partnered up to make sure you have multiple ways to get access to AHF’s self-operated content. RRC points can be used to register not only for AHF’s conference but also for AHF membership. Three simple steps:

    • 1. Register for the conference
    • 2. Select “invoice me” as your payment option
    • 3. Then send your invoice to RRC and ask them to pay AHF on your behalf. It’s that simple!

Application & Registration Deadlines

All scholarship applications must be received no later than the deadline. We will not accept applications after this date, so please mark your calendar. This includes applications from member institutions. If you are awarded a scholarship you will be provided with a code to use during the registration process. We will notify you of the status of your scholarship request once the application process has closed.

If you are awarded a scholarship you must register for the conference no later than the noted deadline (typically before early bird registration closes). No exceptions will be made to the registration deadline. If you miss it we will consider your scholarship forfeited and redistribute it to another operator in need. Thank you for your understanding.


General Guidelines

Please review the scholarship guidelines below. Thank you for your understanding.


  • 1. Scholarships are non-transferrable
  • 2. To ensure we provide a fair opportunity to all our institutional members, only one employee per institutional may be awarded a scholarship unless one of those members is on the AHF Board of Directors or the AHF Conference Planning Committee (CPC).
  • 3. Complimentary registrations have no cash value, a discount code will be provided to you in advance of registration to apply your awarded scholarship.
  • 4. AHF will not make exceptions to its reimbursement deadline or guidelines, please read below carefully.

Scholarship Requirements

If you are awarded a scholarship of any kind, you will be asked to complete the following to assist AHF in service to our members and the self-op community as a whole:


  • – Attend All Events and Receptions: AHF asks that you attend our networking events and receptions, round tables, sessions and other activities potentially with AHF sponsors. As a scholarship recipient, you are required to fulfill this request. We appreciate your understanding.
  • – Promote AHF via Social Media: If you have a social media account AHF asks that you help us promote our event to your self-op colleagues. AHF is a nonprofit organization and your support helps us continue to provide you with valuable benefits and services such as these scholarships.
  • – Conference Needs Assessment: All scholarship recipients are required to complete AHF’s conference needs assessment.
  • – Conference Testimonial: Each scholarship recipient provides us with a brief testimonial about why you enjoy and value attending AHF’s Annual Conference.

Reimbursement Guidelines

If you are awarded funds to assist with your travel and expenses, please note that reimbursement requests must meet the following guidelines. Thank you for your understanding!

  • – Reimbursement Deadline: We will accept reimbursement requests until September 1, 2022. There will be no exceptions to this rule, so your reimbursement request MUST be received before this date – please mark your calendar if you are awarded with a scholarship.
  • – Please send all completed reimbursement forms and itemized receipts to info@healthcarefoodservice.org no later than September 1, 2022. All reimbursement materials must be sent together in one email. 

If you have any questions please contact AHF headquarters: