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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.

NCRLA High School Students Scholarships

Eligibility: * Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll (or are already enrolled) in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school in North Carolina. * Applicants must be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism. * Applicants must be permanent NC residents. * Up to 10 awards are available. * Recipients in two-year degree programs will receive $750 the first year. Awards are renewable once provided students maintain full-time enrollment in the major and satisfactory academic performance. Renewal awards will be $1,000 each. * Recipients in four-year programs will receive $1,500. Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

The Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria • Maryland resident • Applicant must be one of the following:  High school or college student  High school, college or corporate instructor/teacher  Hospitality industry professional • Applicant must be pursuing hospitality-related coursework. • Applicant must have applied to an RAMEF-recognized professional development program in hospitality or enrolled in a RAMEF recognized foodservice/hospitality program. • Interviews may be required for finalists This section is for high school and college students only: • A minimum, cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale • A minimum of 400 hours documented industry experience This section is for Instructors/Teachers and Industry applicants only: • A minimum of 1500 hours documented industry experience

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.

Dr. Tom Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must: - be a full-time student at a two or four-year college or university in North America; - be entering his/her junior or senior year of study; - be a strong academic performer and have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; - have a degree emphasis in a travel and tourism-related field (i.e. Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism).

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.

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)

Co-Branded Scholarship for High School Seniors

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to a qualified graduating high school senior in the state of Maryland. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien to be eligible for this scholarship. The RAMEF/NRAEF administers an equal opportunity scholarship program.

Stephen P. Marra Memorial Scholarship

Stephen P. Marra was a beloved Rhode Island restaurateur and former Chairman of the RI Hospitality Association. The Stephen P. Marra Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Rhode Islander continuing their education toward a career in the foodservice, lodging, or tourism industries. The RI Hospitality Education Foundation (RIHEF) encourages individuals who are embarking on careers in the hospitality industry in Rhode Island. The RIHEF also promotes further education and training of incumbent workers; adult learners, and youth throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Scholarship will be open to Rhode Islanders who are continuing their higher education toward a career in the foodservice, lodging or tourism industries and attending Johnson & Wales or the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must complete all sections of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to a Rhode Island, undergraduate program pursuing an associate or bachelor degree at a college or university. Applicants are required to submit a statement of their plans as they relate to their educational and career objectives. Applicants are also required to submit an essay. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer. Applicants must maintain good academic standing and make progress towards a degree

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)

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.

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