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Travel & Tourism Scholarships

Here are some of the Travel & Tourism scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

David J. Hallissey Memorial Scholarship

This internship was created for the purpose of encouraging research in the field of tourism. This internship takes place in the Washington Metro area. Candidates must possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and provide transcripts from the last academic term. Must be a resident, citizen or legal alien of the United States or Canada. The candidate must be either an undergraduate or graduate student of tourism in a college, university or proprietary travel school and submit proof of such.

Simmons Scholarships

Must possess at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and provide transcripts from the last academic term OR if the applicant is re-entering school after time spend in the work force, submit a cover letter explaining why he/she is returning to school. Must be a resident, citizen or legal alien of the United States or Canada. The applicants for these awards must be graduate students pursuing a Masters or Doctorate degree with emphasis in travel and tourism.

Department of Management and Marketing Scholarship

Eligibility: 1. Management, Marketing, or Tourism and Hospitality Management major with junior standing. 2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0. 3. Awarded on basis of need, when possible.

Pouhana Hokele Scholarship

Student must be of Hawaiian ancestry and majoring in travel industry management. This award is renewable for up to four years. This scholarship is a partnership between the Hawai’i Hotel Industry Foundation and the Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation of the Kamehameaha Schools. For information and an application, see www.pauahi.org.

ABA Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship Details 1 Scholarship, open to ABA Members @ $2,500 each This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry; and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Diversity Scholarship Selection Process Winners are judged on their high level of academic achievement, character, leadership, financial need, and commitment to advancing the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay discussing the role they hope to play in advancing the future of the transportation, motorcoach, travel, and tourism/hospitality industry. Those applicants affiliated with ABA-member companies receive additional consideration to those who are not affiliated with ABA-members. All applicants are notified of the competition results in May. An impartial selection committee of educators is responsible for ranking and choosing the winners. Online Application (January - April Only)

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Scholarship Details This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada You must have attained cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale You must either: a) have a physical or sensory disability (as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act); or b) be a child of a wounded U.S. or Canadian military veteran; or c) be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student, and must have a declared major or course of study that is relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (B Average). Online Application (January - April Only)

Vicki Willder Scholarship Fund

Description:This scholarship was established in memory of Vicki Willder, former KS Food Services employee. Scholarships are to benefit KS Food Services employees and their families. Requirements: Be an employee or the dependent of an employee of Kamehameha Schools food services department or be a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. Preference to students majoring in culinary arts or travel industry management.

ABA Academic Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Details: 2 Scholarships, open to ABA Members and Others at $2,500 each. This scholarship is open to both ABA and non ABA Members. The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore; junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited University (4-year university/college or junior college) and must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry and must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher. Online Application (January - April Only)

Women's Business Alliance Scholarship Program

The Women's Business Alliance of Choice Hotels in conjunction with the Choice Hotels International Foundation will award college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to deserving females with an interest in or link to the hospitality industry. Both undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to apply for this award. Awards must be competed for annually. Current and past recipients of the award are eligible to re-apply for the award. Selection Criteria Requirements for Applicant Consideration Must be a female. Must be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia). Must attend an accredited institution in the United States. Must be able to demonstrate an interest in the hospitality industry. Must submit a complete, signed application, with all supporting documentation. Exclusions for Applicant Consideration Must not receive 100% tuition reimbursement from an alternate source. Must not be an employee of Choice Hotels International, Inc. or its subsidiaries ("Choice Hotels"), or an immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, or child) or a household member of such employee.

Edwin K. Hastings Scholarship

Awarded to the outstanding senior in the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management. Contact the Director of Internship & Career Development at (808) 956-4899 for information.

College Entrance Scholarship

Areas of Studies: Accommodation, Chef, Cook, Culinary, Events, Pastry Chef, Food and Beverage, Golf Club, Hospitality, Hotel, Resort, Restaurant, Tourism, Catering ManagementWho Can Apply * High school students in their final year of school and who are enrolling in September of this year in a minimum two-year college diploma program in one of the above mentioned areas of training or study. * Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residentsNOTE: Please see the areas of studies for the above mentioned scholarship.How to ApplyComplete the application form legibly and send to the Awards Officer in our participating list of colleges along with the following documents. Missing answers on the application form, unsigned application form, unsigned letters of recommendation or incomplete documents may be grounds for elimination: * Completed and signed application form (we discourage the use of pencil to fill in the form and would encourage typewritten submission) * Resumé * OFFICIAL Transcripts of Records: final-year transcript (photocopy, emailed or faxed transcripts are NOT accepted) * Letter/s of recommendation from a current faculty member and/or school administrator has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email address * Letter/s of recommendation from past or present employers has to be signed and must include address, telephone and where possible, email address. CriteriaApplications are to be judged on the following criteria. Points assigned to each of the criteria (from a total of 100 points) are as follows: * Work experience (20): based on quality and length of work experience with extra points for foodservice, hospitality, and culinary-related experience and for increased levels of responsibility * Scholarship record (20): based on grade point average * Leadership and ability to get along with others (25): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions. * Professional promise (25): based on work experience, letters of reference and responses to application questions * Discretionary points (10): given to the discretion of each judge and based amongst other things on quality of application (neatness, imagination and effort put into the presentation).

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