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Top 17 Travel and Tourism Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Will Geiger

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Updated: September 19th, 2023

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

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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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, 2024
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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

AHLA Foundation Academic Scholarship

Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $500 - $7,500
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Offered by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
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
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 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 $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

South Dakota Retailers Association Scholarship Program

Offered by South Dakota Retailers Association

6 awards worth $2,100 - $3,500
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
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
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Scholarships for Hospitality Students

Offered by South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
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
Deadline May 1, 2024
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 Mar 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 Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Offered by Native Forward Scholars Fund

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $5,000
Expected deadline June 2024
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 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
Get Started

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Offered by American Bus Association

1 award worth $5,000
Expected deadline May 2024
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 May 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate 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, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

ABA Academic Merit Scholarships

Offered by American Bus Association

2 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by American Bus Association

The ABA Academic Merit Scholarships are open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. Applicants must have a declared major or course of study relevant to…Show More

The ABA Academic Merit Scholarships are open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. Applicants must have a declared major or course of study relevant to…Show More

The ABA Academic Merit Scholarships are open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. Applicants must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Transportation, travel, and tourism encompass a varying range of professions from accounting to hospitality management and everything in between. In other words, please apply rather than ruling yourself out because of your major.Show Less

2 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship

Offered by American Bus Association

7 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by American Bus Association

The Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship is open to full-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of ABA bus and tour member companies…Show More

The Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship is open to full-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of ABA bus and tour member companies…Show More

The Motorcoach and Tour Operator Scholarship is open to full-time employees or the dependent children of full-time employees of ABA bus and tour member companies in good standing. The winners or the parents of the winners must still be employed in the spring when the winners are selected.Show Less

7 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

ABA Member Scholarship

Offered by American Bus Association

7 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by American Bus Association

The ABA Member Scholarships are open to full-time employees or the dependents of full-time employees of ABA member companies. Applicants must be full-time employees or…Show More

The ABA Member Scholarships are open to full-time employees or the dependents of full-time employees of ABA member companies. Applicants must be full-time employees or…Show More

The ABA Member Scholarships are open to full-time employees or the dependents of full-time employees of ABA member companies. Applicants must be full-time employees or the dependent of a full-time employee 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.Show Less

7 awards worth $5,000
Expected deadline April 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

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