Jim Ferguson, general manager of the Excelsior Hotel in Provo, has been elected chairman of the board of the Utah Hotel Motel Association.

Other officers are Randy Weston, Weston's Inn, Logan, president; Nile Harbertson, University Park Hotel, Salt Lake City, first vice president; Jon Warner, Park City Olympic Hotel, second vice president; Doug Knell, Cedar City El Rey Motel, secretary-treasurer; and Mike Justin, Iron Blossom Lodge at Snowbird, national association director.Association officials also announced that applications for the 1989-90 scholarships through the Statler Foundation are available after Jan. 1 at the office, 9 Exchange Place, Suite 175, Salt Lake City.

To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, a person must be majoring in hotel or hotel management or food service and be sponsored by the Utah association.