GACVB Scholarship Program

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OVERVIEW:
Each year, GACVB offers scholarships to assist our professionals in attending Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College, the GACVB Annual Conference, the Georgia Tourism ConferenceGeorgia Group Sales Symposium, and NEW offering the RVIC Georgia Conference

Education Dates & Application Deadlines: 

The 2021 GACVB Annual Conference will be held May 17-19, 2021 in Savannah. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for assistance to the Annual Conference is April 23, 2021.

The 2021 RVIC Georgia Conference produced by Explore Georgia (Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division) will be held April 21-23 in Douglasville. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for registration assistance to the RVIC Conference is March 25, 2021. Special Message from Explore Georgia: Out of concern for the health and safety of others, we have decided to postpone the 2021 RVIC Conference. We are exploring options to reschedule the event for another time this year. Contact Brittney Gray, [email protected], for more information.

The 2021 Georgia Tourism Conference will be held August 30 - September 1, 2021 at Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for the Georgia Tourism Conference registration is July 30, 2021.

The 2021 Georgia Group Sales Symposium will be held November 30-December 2, 2021 in Roswell, Georgia. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for Group Sales Symposium is Friday, October 22, 2021.

The 2021 Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College will be held in June 13-18, 2021 in Macon, Georgia. The deadline to submit a scholarship application for tuition assistance to STS Marketing College is Friday, May 14, 2021.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Applicant must be currently employed by a Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (GACVB) member and only one applicant per member is permitted.
2. Applicant must have completed one year of employment with his/her organization.
3. Application MUST be approved by the sponsoring Executive Director, or the Board of Directors Chairman/President if the applicant is the Executive Director.
4. Upon receipt of this grant, the applicant's sponsoring organization 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 member organization can only submit one employee at a time for a scholarship; however, each applicant may apply for more than one scholarship - if you are awarded a scholarship to the GACVB Annual Conference or the STS Marketing College or both, you may still apply for the Georgia Tourism Conference.  Separate applications are required for each meeting.

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 organization has with GACVB and/or other tourism organizations in the state of Georgia.

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You will receive an electronic notification confirming your application has been received.