Fourteen Scholarships to be Awarded in May 2004
May 04, 2004
As the statewide trade association representing all segments of Alaska's visitor industry, ATIA sponsors the scholarship program as a means of encouraging Alaskans to choose career tracks in the state's travel industry. Travel related fields of study include business management, marketing, finance, food service as well as maritime studies.
ATIA believes that the scholarship
program is an investment in the future of the visitor industry
in Alaska. "The travel industry offers many exciting career
opportunities. ATIA is delighted to play a role in developing
Alaska's future workforce," said ATIA President, Ron Peck.
This year's scholarships range
from $1,000 to $5,000. Among the fourteen awards are a $2,500
rural resident scholarship and a $2,500 continuing education
scholarship, as well as the Kris Geldaker Memorial Scholarship.
The ATIA Scholarship Program is privately funded through donations
from ATIA member companies, individuals and fundraising projects.
The Geldaker scholarship is co-sponsored by the ATIA Ketchikan
Chapter and the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, and provides $2,500
a year (renewable for up to 4 years) for students planning a
career in Alaskan tourism, aviation or maritime related fields.
The ATIA is a member-based
visitor industry trade association for Alaska. Representing over
1400 individual members and over 900 business organizations,
the ATIA's goals are to market Alaska as a visitor destination,
provide membership support, and to educate and advocate in support
of the visitor industry.
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