Scholarship Program

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OVERVIEW:
Each year, GACVB offers scholarships for Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College, the GACVB Winter Meeting and the Governor's Tourism Conference.  Governor's Tourism Conference scholarships will be available in May, 2017.

GACVB is also offering scholarships for Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.  The program is currently one week per year, for three years.  It is taught by some of the finest instructors in the tourism/hospitality industry.  Training is intense, but put forth so that every graduate is better equipped to face our changing industry with greater confidence.  The dates for this year are May 14 - 19, 2017.  This year GACVB will fund up to two full tuition scholarships and up to two partial tuition scholarships.  These Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis and are graded on a weighted scale which is administered by the scholarship committee.

STS MARKETING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE March 24, 2017.  Recipients will be notified by April 5, 2017.

You will receive an electronic notification confirming your application has been received. If you fail to receive this notification, please contact Katie Williams, Scholarship Committee Chairman.  

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Applicant must be currently employed by a Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau member and only one applicant per CVB is permitted.
2. Applicant must have completed one year of employment with his/her CVB.
3. Application MUST be approved by the sponsoring CVB’s Executive Director, or the Board of Directors Chairman/President if the applicant is the Executive Director.
4. Upon receipt of this grant, the CVB agrees to reimburse GACVB 100% of the scholarship if the recipient leaves their employ for any reason within one year of receipt of the grant.

APPLICATIONS:

Each applicant may apply for more than one scholarship - if you are awarded a scholarship to the GACVB Winter Meeting or the STS Marketing College or both, you may still apply for the Governor's Tourism Conference.  

Applications include an essay requirement.  Essays should be no longer than one page with detailed responses to the following criteria for consideration:

1. Why the applicant deserves a scholarship and how it will benefit his/her professional goals.
2. The applicant's involvement in GACVB. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
3. The applicant's involvement in community activities and organizations. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
4. The applicant's involvement in other tourism organizations. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
5. Please summarize the involvement that the applicant's Sponsoring CVB has with GA CVB and/or other tourism organizations in the state of Georgia.

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