The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is the leading statewide professional trade association for businesses and individuals involved in the visitor industry in Alaska. ATIA represents more than 600 businesses large and small from all sectors of the travel industry and all regions of the state.
The ATIA Foundation Student Scholarship Program was established to assist Alaskan students pursuing the education necessary to succeed in the travel and tourism industry within the state. The Foundation offers thousands of dollars each year through multiple scholarships to Alaskan students pursuing education related to the travel industry. Individual scholarships generally range from $500 to $2,500.
APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration of a scholarship:
- Be enrolled or intending to enroll in a degree program in preparation for a career in the travel industry. A travel industry career focus may include, but is not limited to: recreation, hospitality, marketing, business, etc.
- Be an Alaskan resident and intend to remain so while receiving a scholarship from the ATIA Foundation.
Applications for the 2022 ATIA Foundation Scholarship Program are due by Monday, January 31st, 2022.
Complete the following ATIA Foundation Scholarship application form. The following attachments must be uploaded and submitted with your form:
- One copy of your most current high school or college transcript (unofficial)
- A one-page career statement of your travel industry career plans
- A one-page resume
- Two letters of recommendation, dated within one year