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    Top 24 Travel and Tourism Scholarships in July 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: July 1st, 2024

    If you’re passionate about traveling and exploring new cultures, a major in travel and tourism may be a good fit for you! This field of study will cover a range of topics, including travel and tourism marketing, hospitality management, destination management, and travel industry trends and issues.

    Fortunately, there are a variety of scholarships available to help support your education and help you achieve your career goals. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a degree in hospitality, tourism management, or another related field, these scholarships can provide valuable financial assistance. Keep reading to learn more about some of the top travel and tourism scholarships available for students.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2025
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

    Offered by Native Forward Scholars Fund

    Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by Native Forward Scholars Fund

    The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students who…Show More

    The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students who…Show More

    The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students who are pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Graduate students must be pursuing a degree in business or a gaming/hospitality-related field. This includes banking, resort management, gaming operations, or management and administration including accounting, finance, information technology, and human resources. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to help students achieve their academic goals.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    BigFuture $40k Essay-Free Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    Open to US-Based high school students in the class of 2025 — no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements.

    1 award worth $40,000
    Deadline Oct 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Apply

    Scholarships for Hospitality Students

    Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

    The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed…Show More

    The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed…Show More

    The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Educational Foundation (SCRLEF) is offering scholarships on behalf of various organizations that support hospitality education. These scholarships are designed to help students who are passionate about the hospitality (restaurant, foodservice, lodging, tourism) industry and are committed to pursuing a career in it. The scholarship amounts vary each year depending on donations and local participation. To be eligible, applicants must be currently employed in the hospitality industry or enrolled in culinary arts, baking and pastry, hospitality & tourism, or related field of study at an accredited institution. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pursue your dreams and receive financial assistance toward your undergraduate or master's degree at an accredited post-secondary institution!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

    Offered by American Bus Association

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Bus Association

    The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, offered by the American Bus Association, aims to increase diversity in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry by supporting individuals from…Show More

    The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, offered by the American Bus Association, aims to increase diversity in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry by supporting individuals from…Show More

    The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, offered by the American Bus Association, aims to increase diversity in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry by supporting individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups. Eligible candidates include those with physical or sensory disabilities, children of wounded U.S. or Canadian military veterans, and veterans themselves. Join the American Bus Association in breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive future for all.Show Less

    1 award worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program

    Offered by South Dakota Retailers Association

    6 awards worth $2,100 - $3,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by South Dakota Retailers Association

    Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance…Show More

    Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance…Show More

    Looking to pursue a career in retail or hospitality? The South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program is here to help! The program offers financial assistance to students studying in fields related to retail, including business administration, the culinary arts, Auto Mechanics, Landscape Design, Pharmacy, Photography, and more. As long as you're enrolled in a qualifying program at an accredited school and have graduated from a South Dakota high school, you're eligible to apply. Plus, if you've completed at least 24 credits from a college or university or 12 credits from a tech school or professional training institute, you're good to go. Don't have that much education under your belt? No worries - full-time work experience in lieu of the education requirement is also acceptable. Apply and take the first step towards your dream career! Show Less

    6 awards worth $2,100 - $3,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Apply

    ABA Diversity Scholarships

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Are you planning on working in the travel, transportation, or tourism sector and are part of a group that is underrepresented in the industry? If…Show More

    Are you planning on working in the travel, transportation, or tourism sector and are part of a group that is underrepresented in the industry? If…Show More

    Are you planning on working in the travel, transportation, or tourism sector and are part of a group that is underrepresented in the industry? If so, consider applying for the ABA Diversity Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships award $5,000 to diverse applicants who demonstrate a passion for the travel industry. Applicants must have a declared major in a field related to the travel and tourism industries. However, since that may include anything from accounting to hospitality, we urge you to not rule yourself out because of your major.  If you’re part of a group or demographic that is underrepresented in the travel, transportation, or tourism sectors, we encourage you to apply for the ABA Diversity Scholarships!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    ABA Academic Merit Scholarships

    Offered by American Bus Association

    2 awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry? If so,…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry? If so,…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry? If so, the ABA Academic Merit Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarships award $5,000 to two (2) students pursuing relevant majors. Bear in mind that transportation, travel, and tourism encompass a wide range of professions, from accounting to hospitality management and everything in between. In other words, the American Bus Association encourages interested students to apply rather than ruling themselves out because of their major. If you're a post-secondary student pursuing a major or course of study related to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Are you a post-secondary student who is a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company?…Show More

    Are you a post-secondary student who is a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company?…Show More

    Are you a post-secondary student who is a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company? If so, the Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple full-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of ABA bus and tour member companies in good standing. Bear in mind that (1) the eligible employee must have been employed by an ABA member company in good standing for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and (2) the winners or the parents of the winners must still be employed in the spring when the winners are selected. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    ABA Member Scholarship

    Offered by American Bus Association

    7 awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by American Bus Association

    Are you a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company? Further, are you majoring in…Show More

    Are you a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company? Further, are you majoring in…Show More

    Are you a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA (American Bus Association) member company? Further, are you majoring in or studying a field relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries? If so, the ABA Member Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to seven (7) full-time employees or the dependents of full-time employees of an ABA member company in good standing. The eligible employee must have been employed by an ABA member company in good standing for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and distributed. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    7 awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarship

    Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $7,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

    The AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarship, as the largest program offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation, annually awards scholarships valued between $500 and…Show More

    The AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarship, as the largest program offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation, annually awards scholarships valued between $500 and…Show More

    The AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarship, as the largest program offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation, annually awards scholarships valued between $500 and $7,500 to students enrolled in hospitality-related bachelor's degree programs at colleges and universities across the US. A list of affiliated schools can be found on the scholarship site. To qualify, applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (2.0 if receiving Conrad Hilton Funds), be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and have completed 1-2 years of school depending on the program. The scholarship committee reviews financial need, GPA, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, work experience (including hospitality work experience), personal attributes, and responses to essay questions. If applying for a specific named scholarship, please check the site for additional documentation requirements. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $7,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Incoming Freshman Scholarship

    Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

    The Incoming Freshman Scholarship was created exclusively for incoming freshmen to encourage enrollment in hospitality-related undergraduate programs and attract more students to the lodging industry.…Show More

    The Incoming Freshman Scholarship was created exclusively for incoming freshmen to encourage enrollment in hospitality-related undergraduate programs and attract more students to the lodging industry.…Show More

    The Incoming Freshman Scholarship was created exclusively for incoming freshmen to encourage enrollment in hospitality-related undergraduate programs and attract more students to the lodging industry. Applicants must be incoming freshmen for the upcoming fall semester, which is defined as a student who has never been enrolled in a college or university. Preference will be given to high school graduates of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program (HTMP) or Lodging Management Program (LMP). If you're eligible, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students & College Underclassmen
    Apply
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