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ASTA American Express Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by: Tourism Cares

Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who is a graduating senior by the end of the semester from a U.S. high school that has the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) Program, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicant must have been accepted at a college or university in the United States or Canada as a first-year, full-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality-related program of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the fall of the calendar year of application. Online application, passport or Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (academic and professional), official transcript, and essay are required to be submitted. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.


Application Deadline April 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $1,000
Average $1,000
Min $1,000


Max 1

Contact Information

ATTN: Scholarshi Department
Tourism Cares
275 Turnpike Street, Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021 United States

Phone: (781) 821-5990
Fax: (781) 821-8949

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