ATIA Foundation Scholarships

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.

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2021 are due January 31, 2021. 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

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

2020 ATIA Foundation Scholarship Awards
$29,000 in scholarships awarded!

Alaska Airlines Scholarship 
Rafael Bitanga, Kodiak, AK – $1,000
Sawyer Munson, Anchorage, AK – $1,000

Alaska Collection by Pursuit Scholarship
Laura Sherrill, Ketchikan, AK – $1,000
Rafael Bitanga, Kodiak, AK – $1,000

Alaska Railroad Corporation Scholarship
Noah Brandon, Anchorage, AK – $1,000

All Alaska Tours Scholarship
Chloe Manderson, Anchorage, AK – $1,500

Chuck West Memorial Scholarship 
Ericka Rauwolf, Ketchikan, AK – $1,000

Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Alaska Scholarship 
Annalynn Brown, Homer, AK – $1,000

Holland America Line Scholarship
Carter Thomas, Ketchikan, AK – $2,500

Kris Geldaker Memorial Scholarship
Alex Malouf, Ketchikan, AK – $2,500

Premier Alaska Tours Scholarship
Ellie Wells, Anchorage, AK – $1,500
Ivan Irish Nate, Anchorage, AK – $1,000

Talkeetna Air Taxi Scholarship 
Sullivan Schulz, Ketchikan, AK – $1,000

Tim McDonnell Mentorship Scholarship 
Jessica Whitehead, Skagway, AK – $1,000

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad Scholarship
Madison Cox, Skagway, AK – $1,500

ATIA Anchorage Chapter Scholarship
Casey Aragon, Fairbanks, AK – $1,000
Jade Steele, Delta Junction, AK – $1,000

ATIA One-year Scholarships, funded through member pledges:
Annalynn Brown, Homer, AK – $1,500
Brooks Christian, Eagle River, AK – $2,500
Noah Brandon, Anchorage, AK – $1,500

ATIA Rural Scholarship:
Rafael Bitanga, Kodiak, AK – $2,000  


New Alaska Cooperative Marketing Opportunities are Now Available

There are a variety of options for your business or organization to leverage Alaska’s national marketing campaign to reach highly qualified potential visitors. See what’s available on the Coop Marketing Programs page.