The American Bus Association Foundation promotes academic excellence and diversity in the motorcoach travel and tour industry through its George T. Snyder, Jr., scholarship program. The ABA Foundation has awarded more than $650,000 in financial support to over 220 scholars in the past 16 years of outreach.



Apply online between January and April. Create an account to submit applications, as well as check the status of your applications and make any necessary changes before the program deadline.


Learn more about the selection process and administration of ABA Foundation scholarships.


The George T. Snyder, Jr. scholarship program recognizes deserving students who demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership, character, diversity, and the potential to be future leaders in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.


The ABA Foundation Scholarship Program was established after the death in 1995 of George T. Snyder, Jr., who was the President and CEO of ABA. Since his entire professional career was spent in the bus industry, his friends and family believed that a scholarship program would be an appropriate way to honor him and to celebrate his life.

A large part of George Snyder's deep and lifelong interest in the well-being of all people was his concern for their education and the opportunities for advancement it could bring.


Direct questions to Mason Shedd, program manager, at