Scholarship Opportunities Now Available

Do you know any Alaska students interested in pursuing education related to the tourism industry? Please encourage them to apply for one of our scholarship opportunities through the ATIA Foundation. The ATIA Foundation scholarship deadline is January 31, 2016.

“ATIA members are dedicated to encouraging local hire within Alaska’s growing visitor industry and in strengthening our industry. This requires an ongoing commitment to an educated and trained workforce. ATIA Foundation scholarships are one way we are able to show our support for the educational goals of Alaskans interested in working and pursuing careers in our industry,” said Sarah Leonard, President and CEO of ATIA and an ATIA Foundation board member.

For Alaskans interested in applying for a 2016 ATIA Foundation scholarship, general information, including the application form, is available on our Foundation Scholarship webpage. Please remember the deadline to submit a completed application is January 31, 2016.

Since 2001, the Foundation has awarded $310,000 in scholarships to more than 150 individuals. Past scholarships have benefitted 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.