About ABA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry.
1. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
2. You must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of college, university, or professional training school in the fall of the upcoming year.
3. You 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. You will be required to include a short essay on how your major or course of study is relevant to the travel and tourism industry.
4. You must have attained cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale.
5. You must either:
- have a physical or sensory disability, as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act; or
- be a child of a wounded U.S. or Canadian military veteran; or
- be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military
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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.
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.