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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Future Travel and Hospitality Professionals: Tourism Cares Announces Scholarship Recipients

Tourism Cares announced $70,500 in academic scholarships awarded to 55 students throughout the United States and Canada. Of these scholarships, 29 were funded by NTA members. They are awarded each year to students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in travel, tourism, and hospitality at accredited colleges and universities. 

Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the Tourism Cares Mentoring Program at Travel Exchange in Los Angeles, Feb. 16–20, 2014. The program allows students to shadow professional mentors, build their professional network and attend industry workshops

"Tourism Cares is dedicated to building a strong workforce for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries," said Bruce Beckham, executive director of Tourism Cares. "I congratulate the 55 recipients, and I feel confident our student programs will help cultivate their potential as future leaders of the industry."

"NTA believes that generating a strong workforce for the tourism industry begins with supporting students who are completing their educational goals in travel and tourism fields," said Lisa Simon, CTP, NTA president. "We have a valued heritage of providing scholarships, internships and student mentoring, and NTA is proud to be an active participant of the Tourism Cares student programs."
Here is a list of the students receiving scholarships established by NTA members:

 NTA Scholarship
Student Name 
 North America Scholarship Kayode Aleshinloye Texas A & M University
 North America Scholarship Leanza Altenderfer University of Central Florida
 Travel Leaders Scholarship Kelly Baptist Florida International University
 Massachusetts Scholarship Janelle Bloom Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
 North America Scholarship Leesha Borman Missouri State University
 New York Scholarship Christine Brumfield Niagara University
 North America Scholarship Bethany Dickert Pennsylvania State University
 Rene Campbell-Ruth McKinney E'Lisha Fogle University of Northern Texas
 Pat & Jim Host Scholarship Dylan Gordon Western Kentucky University
 Eric Friedheim Scholarship Samantha Hogenson George Washington University
 North America Scholarship Seamus Hogg George Washington University
 North America Scholarship Kerstin Hudon University of South Carolina
 North America Scholarship Nicole Hugo Arizona State University
 New Horizons-Kathy LeTarte Jamie Levitt Johnson & Wales University
 New Jersey Scholarship Amanda Marshall Johnson & Wales University
 Travel Leaders Scholarship Jose Melenez Roman George Washington University
 North America Scholarship Samantha Murphy Indiana University
 Ohio Scholarship Melissa Meyers Ohio State University
 La Macchia Family Scholarship Elizabeth Neeck University of Wisconsin-Stout
 North America Scholarship Hope Paccione Clemson University
 Dr. Tom Anderson Scholarship Matteo Provasnik New York University
 Canada Scholarship Jasveen Rattan University of Waterloo
 Luray Caverns Scholarship Christopher Serenari North Carolina State University
 North America Scholarship Nicole Stone Arizona State University
 North America Scholarship Mallory Taylor Virginia Tech
 Florida Scholarship Michelle Tepper University of South Florida
 North America Scholarship Joshua Thurmes Black Hills State University
 North America Scholarship Michael Willemsen Niagara College of Canada
 North America Scholarship Paige Wuensch Florida International University

For specific information on all scholarship recipients and their educational institutions, follow this link.

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