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Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation Seeks Applicants for Tourism Scholarships


WHO: The Alaska Travel Industry Association Foundation

WHAT: Scholarship money, previously in excess of $20,000, will be awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in tourism

WHEN: Applications must be received no later than January 14, 2011

WHERE: ATIA scholarship application forms are available at http://www.alaskatia.org/More-Info/ATIA-Foundation.aspx

The Alaska Travel Industry Association’s visitor industry scholarship program offers a number of scholarships worth more than $20,000 in cash and tuition to Alaska students pursuing post-secondary degrees and who have demonstrated an interest in tourism careers in Alaska. Interested and eligible students should apply online and submit the application form along with a transcript, one-page statement of tourism career plans and two letters of recommendation.  

ATIA Foundation scholarships are made possible by generous company and personal donations, and by ATIA community chapter fund raising efforts. The program is open to full or part-time post-secondary students.  

Last year, ten scholarships totaling $20,500 were awarded to qualified students from all over Alaska. The deadline for this year’s scholarship applications to be received is January 14, 2011. Scholarship winners will be announced in February 2011 and are applicable towards the upcoming academic year.

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is a non-profit, member-based, trade and marketing trade association that conducts marketing on behalf of the State of Alaska and that represents the industry in the policy arena. ATIA’s membership is comprised of more than 1,100 large and small tourism and travel-related businesses throughout the state of Alaska. For more information about the association, please contact James Minton at (907) 646-3311 or visit www.AlaskaTIA.org.

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