For High School and College Students:

Students interested in applying for an ATIA Foundation scholarship must be Alaska residents enrolled or intending to enroll on a full-time basis* in a program of study in preparation for a career in tourism. Scholarship funds, if awarded, will only be paid directly to an accredited institution on the recipient's behalf.

Applications for Fall 2020 are due January 31, 2020. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions prior to application.

Professional Development Program:

The ATIA Foundation is pleased to announce a new program for Alaska residents currently employed in a travel industry-related business. The ATIA Foundation Professional Development Program offers scholarships for individuals seeking to advance or build upon their expertise in a visitor industry-related position. Scholarships - maximum $500 - can be applied to registration and materials for continuing education programs such as seminars, webinars, conferences, or similar education program related to employment in Alaska's visitor industry.

Applications for the Professional Development Program are accepted at any time on a first-come, first-served basis.


For questions regarding the Foundation or either scholarship program, please email [email protected].

*Applicants for the ATIA Foundation scholarships may be enrolled on a part-time basis.


2019 ATIA Foundation Scholarship Awards 
$25,000 in scholarships awarded!

Alaska Airlines Scholarship 
Westley Dumm, Kodiak, AK - $1,000

Alaska Collection by Pursuit Scholarship 
Karl Pfeiffenberger, Seward, AK - $1,000
Tyler Stewart, Anchorage, AK - $500
Tristan Reily-Orth, Ester, AK - $500

Alaska Railroad Corporation Scholarship 
Eliza Oldham, Eagle River, AK - $1,000 

All Alaska Tours Scholarship
Michelle Eliassen, Chugiak, AK - $1,500

Chuck West Memorial Scholarship  
Rafael Bitanga, Kodiak, AK - $1,000

Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Alaska Scholarship  
Claire Arend, Anchorage, AK - $1,000

Holland America Line Scholarship 
Stuart Relay, Valdez, AK - $2,000
Michelle Eliassen, Chugiak, AK - $1,500

Kris Geldaker Memorial Scholarship 
Tristan Reily-Orth, Ester, AK - $2,500

Premier Alaska Tours Scholarship 
Ellie Wells, Anchorage, AK - $1,000
Claire Arend, Anchorage, AK - $1,000
Shilo Cederberg, Anchorage, AK - $500

Tim McDonnell Mentorship Scholarship  
Madison Cox, Skagway, AK - $500

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Scholarship 
Madison Cox, Skagway, AK - $2,000

ATIA Anchorage Chapter Scholarship 
Eliza Oldham, Eagle River, AK - $1,000
Tyler Stewart, Anchorage, AK - $500
Ellie Wells, Anchorage, AK - $500

ATIA One-year Scholarships, funded through member pledges:     
Ian Ludwig, Fairbanks, AK – $1,500
Ellie Wells, Anchorage, AK - $1,000
Payton Johnson, Chugiak, AK - $500
Jacob Tamillo, Fairbanks, AK - $500

ATIA Rural Scholarship:     
Tori Inglangasak, Kaktovik, AK - $1,000