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Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Application Opens

Tourism Cares announced the opening of its 2014 Academic Scholarship Application. This year, up to fifty 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 matriculating freshman and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in travel, tourism, or hospitality in 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. The online application and additional information can be found here.

Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships are invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring Program at the NTA Travel Exchange in New Orleans, January 2015, where students will be paired with industry professionals to learn hands-on sales and marketing tactics, build their 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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