Thank you for your interest in the ASTA scholarships. Tourism Cares manages the scholarship funds for ASTA as part of the Tourism Cares Scholarship program.
Details for both Academic and Professional Development scholarship eligibility criteria, FAQs and access to the online application are available at Tourism Cares. Academic scholarships are offered for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and graduate research students. Professional Development Scholarships are offered for individuals entering or currently working within the travel industry taking certificate courses or participating in industry conferences.
Specific Professional Development Scholarships designated exclusively for ASTA members.
Professional Development Timeline:
Scholarship Application Open: September 15, 2014
Scholarship Application Deadline: November 14, 2014
Scholarship Award Notification: December 2014
Scholarship Award Distribution: December 2014
Scholarship Application Open: February 16, 2015
Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
Scholarship Award Notification: June 2015
Scholarship Award Distribution: July 2015
To receive email notifications on scholarship availability and deadline reminders, sign up on www.tourismcares.org. All scholarship related inquiries and requests should be directed to the Tourism Cares Scholarship Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Scholarships for Undergraduates:
Scholarships for Graduate Students or Graduate Research Students:
Undergraduate or Graduate Internship (at ASTA's Research Department in the Washington, DC area fall semester)
Professional Development Scholarships:
Information about the organizations and donors which make the Academic and Professional Development scholarships possible is available on the Tourism Cares website. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship fund, or donating additional funds to an existing fund, please contact Amanda D’Aiuto, Student Programs Manager, at Tourism Cares at 781-821-5990 x 215.
Tourism Cares is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity with a mission to preserve the travel experience for future generations. It accomplishes this by mobilizing the travel and tourism industry and travelers alike to give back to society through grants to natural, cultural and historic sites worldwide; through academic, professional development, and service-learning scholarships for students of hospitality and tourism; and through the organization of volunteer efforts to clean up and restore tourism-related sites in need of care and rejuvenation. Click here for additional information about Tourism Cares.