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Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tourism Cares announces the opening of its 2013 Academic Scholarships. This year, 50 merit based Academic Scholarships are being offered with awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 each and totaling more than $70,000. Eligibility requirements include undergraduate students pursuing degrees in travel, tourism or hospitality in 2 or 4 year programs as well as graduate students with a concentration in travel or tourism. The deadline for Tourism Cares to receive completed applications is Monday April 1, 2013. Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships are invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring program at the NTA Travel Exchange being held in Los Angeles in February, 2008. During this conference, students will be mentored by industry professionals to demonstrate hands on sales and marketing tactics and to build the student’s professional networks and learn about career opportunities. Tourism Cares is making a difference in the lives of current and future travel, tourism, and hospitality industry leaders through its scholarship, mentoring and internship programs. The nearly $2 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 Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN).