Professional Development Scholarship

The ATIA Foundation is pleased to offer 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 $1,000 – may be applied to registration and materials for formal lectures, courses, seminars, webinars, conferences or any similar type of educational program specifically relating to their employment in the visitor industry.

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

For questions regarding the Foundation or this scholarship, please email


Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration of a scholarship:

  • Be an Alaskan resident
  • Employed in an Alaska visitor industry-related business
  • Actively registered or intending to register in a professional development opportunity as described above


Complete the Professional Development Scholarship application form:

Permanent Mailing Address(Required)
Are you an Alaska resident?(Required)
Have you received a scholarship from the ATIA Foundation before?(Required)
Receipt is required once registration occurs.
As provided by the educator. Needs to include the cost.
Reference from a supervisor or the owner on company letterhead.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Short essay describing the reason for pursuing the educational opportunity (no more than 1/2 page).
Max. file size: 50 MB.


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.