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Scholarships Available for those Aiming for a Career in the Travel Industry

Application deadline is April 1

Through a partnership with Tourism Cares and NTA, OTA supports an Ohio scholarship. This program offers up to 29 merit-based academic scholarships nationwide, with awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 each and totaling up to $62,000. Eligibility requirements include 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. Some awards also have residency or citizenship requirements.

Students receiving Tourism Cares scholarships will be invited to participate in the Tourism Cares Mentoring Program at the NTA Travel Exchange, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in November, 2018, 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.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018. The online application and a complete list of the available awards, amounts and eligibility rules can be found at: