Message from the President It is that season again and you will probably read many letters about giving. Sometimes the more modest messages are the ones that stick with you. I spoke with a friend recently, and she told me the story of how she changed someone’s life. It wasn’t because of a big gesture or even something given at a tremendous cost. It was simply this: she told someone they mattered. They made a difference. Last October, at the annual convention, ATIA made a difference in the lives of 14 individuals. The ATIA Foundation awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Alaska residents who are just starting out—or who are continuing their education—in the tourism indust..
Since 2001, the ATIA Foundation has awarded $310,000 in scholarships to more than 150 individuals. Past scholarships have benefited Alaska students pursuing their career in tourism from Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. During the 2015 award cycle, the ATIA Foundation granted over $21,000 in awards in support of students’ professional development and education advancements in Alaska’s tourism industry. The scholarship program strengthens the travel industry across the state and assists in the education of Alaskans working in tourism. For Alaskans interested in applying for a 2016 ATIA Foundation Scholarship, general info..
The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) Foundation announced $25,000 in scholarship awards to 17 outstanding recipients from across the state. These competitive, one‐year awards recognize students who have a passion to succeed in fields related to the travel industry. The 2018 recipients, chosen from a pool of more than 25 candidates, will be recognized at an annual ATIA Foundation Reception in May. See the press release here (/foundation/20180410 Scholarships Press_Release.pdf). ..
Do you know any students interested in a career in tourism? The ATIA Foundation Scholarship is just for them! The scholarship program was created specifically for those pursuing their degree in or related to the tourism industry. Since 2001, the ATIA Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. Please inform any qualified candidates you may know of this great opportunity! Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Leonard, President & CEO of ATIA or visit the ATIA Foundation Scholarship webpage (http://www.alaskatia.org/foundation/s..
This year’s deadline is January 30, 2015, which is earlier than previous years. We encourage you to inform students with a focus to further their education in the tourism industry of this great opportunity. The scholarship program was originally formed under the Alaska Visitor Association (AVA) in 1997. In 2001, AVA became ATIA and the foundation incorporated as the ATIA Foundation. Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $260,000 in scholarships to more than 130 individuals. From Ketchikan to Nome and Kodiak to Tok with a special Rural Award benefiting villages and small communities. The scholarship program strengthens the travel industry across the state and assists in the education of Alaskans worki..
Tourism is one of Alaska’s natural resource industries and is successfully developed through destination marketing. Let your legislators know that reinvesting in tourism marketing generates more visitors who spend more money and also creates more jobs for Alaskans. As an ATIA Root you can help spread the word that tourism is a healthy and growing industry in our state, contributing $3.8 billion to the economy and now is not the time to reduce funding and restrict growth. Become an ATIA Root (http://members.alaskatia.org/events/register.aspx?id=726992) By signing up to be an ATIA Root today, you commit to the following: Be ready to contact your legislator throughout the session as time-s..