Driving the Future Scholarship 2023

  • Post last modified:February 11, 2023
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Grade Level Undergraduate
Country USA
Award $5,000
Application Deadline  Rolling

About ABA Driving the Future Scholarship

The Driving the Future Scholarship is open to American Bus Association members. Eligible applicants are full-time employees or the dependents of full-time employees of ABA member companies (as of February 1, 2020).

Scholarship Qualifications

  • You must be a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of an ABA motorcoach or tour member company in good standing (as of February 1, 2020).
  • The eligible employee must have been employed by an ABA bus and tour member company for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and distributed.
  • The winners or the parent or guardian of the winners must still be employed in the spring when the winners are selected and distributed.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

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Terms of Scholarship 

For all scholarships, recipients must enroll as full-time undergraduates in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded. The scholarships will be applied to educational expenses at any accredited, nonprofit college or university in the United States or Canada, or at a school that offers programs related to the travel or tourism industry.

A student may transfer from one college to another and retain the award. There is a new competition for these awards each year. Scholarship winners may reapply each year if the employee or the student’s parents continue to be employed by ABA members.

Winning a scholarship one year does not necessarily ensure that the recipient will win the following year, but preference is given to past winners.

Selection Process 

Evaluators select winners based on their academic merit, extracurricular activities, and anticipated financial need. All applicants are notified of the competition results in June. An impartial selection committee of educators is responsible for ranking and choosing the winners.

Award of Scholarship 

Winners are announced via online and printed publication and press release in June or July of the application year. Scholarship winners will receive formal acceptance packets that include marketing release forms and guidelines for funds distribution.

Checks are be mailed to each recipient’s home address and are be made payable to the college or university only. Checks are be issued in August and December.

Recipients must enroll as full-time undergraduates in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continue in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. Scholarship recipients are responsible for making certain that their scholarship checks are delivered to the proper office at their college or university.

How to Apply?

Online application

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