A share of proceeds from the event will help fund student scholarships at the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and further support the program's mission of educating and preparing future leaders and innovators for careers in global hospitality management, travel and tourism.

Hear from some of those who received a student scholarship and why it matters.

Amanda Beckwith
Almudena Escalante
Anjali Felder
Payten Slack
Pinky Yu