The International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) Scholarship Foundation was established in 1996 in memory of the late Ronald A. Santana. Santana was a member of the IATAN Board, a past president of the Association of Retail Agents (ARTA) and a travel agency owner and advisor. Since its inception, IATAN has awarded numerous scholarships to successful applicants pursuing their educational and professional goals in the travel and tourism industry.
In July 2010, IATAN transferred the responsibility of the administration of its Ronald A. Santana Scholarship Foundation Fund to Tourism Cares to continue IATAN’s mission to support and grow the professionalism of the travel and tourism sector.
Every year Academic Scholarships and Professional Development Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants.