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800.682.8886 U.S. & Canada
For more information on the National Tourism Foundation’s scholarship program, contributing to a fund, or serving as a contact, contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the National Tourism Foundation is to benefit society through the support of education and research contributing to the values of travel and tourism, including personal enrichment, community development, heritage and natural preservation, and cultural understanding.
We believe that:
I. Qualified, educated, and career-oriented professionals are vital to the furtherance of the values of travel and tourism.
II. The use of quality research and resource information is vital to the furtherance of the values of travel and tourism.
III. Development and philanthropic activities are essential to the achievement of the mission of the National Tourism Foundation.
IV. Trustworthiness and fiscal responsibility are central to the activities of the National Tourism Foundation.
The Foundation heads up many efforts designed for students in post-secondary education, with many scholarships awarded annually to students from the United States and Canada pursuing careers in travel and tourism. Various states and provinces, private entities, and corporations sponsor these scholarships. To date, more than 300 students have received NTF scholarships, valued at more than $1,000,000.
The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is given yearly to a physically or sensory challenged college student pursuing a degree in the tourism industry. Currently, the fund is the largest administered by the Foundation, reaching a total of more than $80,000. The funds have assisted six students since its inception in 1995 and will award a $6,000 scholarship this fall, which includes an all-expense- paid trip to the National Tour Association’s Annual Convention valued at more than $3,000.
Eligibility: Applicant must be a physically or sensory challenged college student pursuing a degree in the tourism industry.
To apply: Deadline is early May. Contact foundation for instructions on applying as they are not available on the website.