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Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Application Opens

February 26, 2014 - Tourism Cares announces the opening of its 2014 Academic Scholarship Application. This year, up to 50 merit-based Academic Scholarships are being offered with awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 each and totaling up to $70,000. Eligibility requirements include entering freshman and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in travel, tourism or hospitality at two or four year programs as well as graduate students with a concentration in travel or tourism. Eligible students must be pursuing degrees at colleges and universities located in the United States or Canada.

The application deadline is Tuesday April 15, 2014. Click here for the online application and additional information.

Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships are invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring program at the NTA Travel Exchange being held in New Orleans in January of 2015. During this conference, students will be mentored by industry professionals to demonstrate hands on sales and marketing tactics and to build the students’ professional networks and learn about career opportunities.

Tourism Cares is building a strong workforce of future travel, tourism, and hospitality industry leaders through its scholarship, mentoring and internship programs. The nearly $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 Air Transport Association (IATA).

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