HotelPlanner Announces Recipients of its Graduate Technology Scholarship for the Fall 2019 Academic Season

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Scholarship provides $10,000 to military veterans and their families pursuing a technology-related degree

Today, HotelPlanner, a leading online seller of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, proudly announces the recipients of its Graduate Technology Scholarship for the Fall 2019 academic season. Collectively, recipients including veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, will receive $10,000 in financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.

This season’s recipients represent states ranging from California to Florida, and many in between. They are proud members of the United States Air Force, Coast Guard, Army, Navy, and the children and spouses of those military veterans who have dedicated their lives to keeping our country safe. They continue to set the bar high in their pursuit of educational excellence in the fields of virtual reality, cyber security, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, data analytics, business analytics, computer sciences and information technology. This season’s recipients include Anthony Bahlman, Natalie Gasser, Herman Joseph Guerrero, Kevin Jardines, Matthew Loehr, Suren Maharaj, Joan Savage, Krystyna Urbanczyk, Lonnie Wilson and Rowen Winegar.

As the leader in booking group and individual hotel travel online, technology is at the heart of everything does and critical to the success of its business. Similarly, companies, governments and military operations around the world are increasingly dependent on those who understand and work with technology. This scholarship is intended to grow the pool of qualified individuals by helping to make their education in technology a reality.

“We continue to be impressed and humbled by the exceptionally high caliber of candidates this scholarship is attracting. Their educational pursuits to help make our world better, safer and more efficient are a continuation of their public service and a true representation of their distinguished character,” said Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder and CEO of HotelPlanner.

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to ten recipients, once per year, and is based on a number of criteria including financial need, U.S. military service (or the spouse/partner/child of someone who has served), acceptance to an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program related to technology, and an interest in a career related to technology exhibited through a personal essay. HotelPlanner expects the size of the scholarship to grow over time.

To apply for the HotelPlanner scholarship program, please visit

About HotelPlanner:

HotelPlanner is the leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, provides its travel technology expertise to over 5 million customers globally while servicing an estimated $10 billion in 2018.

The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, weddings, conventions, family reunions, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, or any other group travels. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.

With a mission statement geared towards, “Bringing People Together,” HotelPlanner & are the global experts for hotel sourcing, providing direct clients and market leading affiliates with unmatched group and event discounted room rates plus localized service levels not available at other travel companies.

HotelPlanner’s Pro Sports Team clients most notably include the Washington Redskins, Professional Bowlers Association, a partnership with USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance, Street League Skateboarding and Powerboat P1 Superstock. On an international scale, clients include Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, European Professional Golfers (EuroPro), Triple Crown Sports and Matchroom Sport.

Customers can visit HotelPlanner online at, or on its mobile app, which provides users with the lowest, real-time hotel rates and availability, detailed hotel information and an easy booking tool right from the palm of their hand. They can also follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and its Everything’s Better Together blog.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), Amsterdam, West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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