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Professional Development Scholarships available through Tourism Cares

October 21, 2013 - It is not too late to receive funding for a travel certificate course to help further your career in the travel industry but you must act fast! The Tourism Cares professional development scholarship program has 10 scholarships, funded by IATAN, that are available exclusively to individuals working in travel agencies with IATAN memberships. These scholarships are available to industry professionals planning on taking travel certificate courses within the next year and can provide up to $1,000 in funding to help towards their certificate registration costs. For a listing of travel certificate courses, eligibility criteria and access to the online application, visit Tourism Cares.

Applications can be completed online and are due on November 1, 2013 but there is still time so apply now!

Tourism Cares, Inc. is a 501c(3) public charity that helps to preserve and enrich the travel experience for future generations through awarding grants to natural, cultural and historic sites worldwide; focusing on workforce development through our student programs which provide support from classroom to career; and organizing volunteer efforts to restore tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation. The $1.7 million in endowed scholarship funds were established by individual and corporate donors as well as the travel and tourism industry associations NTA, the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the International Association of Travel Agents Network (IATAN).

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