ABA Foundation Opens 2017 Scholarship Season

ABA Foundation Opens 2017 Scholarship Season

The ABA Foundation – the scholarship and research arm of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry – is pleased to announce that the 2017 scholarship season is open. New this year, the Fund A Future Scholarship program has doubled 19 scholarships and will be awarding $100,000 in scholarships funds. 

“College costs continue to rise and the Board of Governors wanted to ensure that the scholarships awarded by the Foundation had an impact on students’ expenses. They voted to double the scholarship awards from $2,500 to $5,000,” said ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso. “Because our partners are also committed to the future of the industry, we are happy to announce that our Yellow Ribbon Scholarship has also doubled its award to $5,000. That allows to give $100,000 in scholarship funds this year.”

Over the past 20 years, the ABAF has awarded more than $790,000 in financial support to more than 300 scholars since the program began after the death of then ABA President and CEO George T. Snyder Jr. in 1995. The major fundraisers for this program are the annual Live and Silent Auction and Hard Rock’s Afterglow that takes place during ABA’s Annual Meeting and Marketplace.

All scholarships are available to ABA member companies, their employees and their dependent children. Applications close on April 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

For more information or to apply, visit www.buses.org/scholarships 

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

Contact

Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
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