ABA Foundation Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Winners

ABA Foundation Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Winners

The American Bus Association Foundation – the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships – announced the 2017 George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarship winners. The ABA Foundation has awarded scholarships every year for the past two decades. Overall, the ABA Foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in financial support to more than 260 scholars.

The program was established 20 years ago after the passing of ABA’s former President & CEO, George T. Snyder. Mr. Snyder dedicated his entire professional career to the bus industry, and had a deep commitment to advancing educational opportunities for the next generation.

“For 20 years the ABA Foundation’s George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarship Program has helped deserving young people pay for their college education,” said ABA Foundation President & CEO Peter J. Pantuso.  “This year the ABA Foundation was proud to announce we had $100,000 available in scholarships for our members.”

These scholarships are awarded at a time when the average annual tuition hovers around $9,600 in state and $33,000 at private colleges, which doesn’t include room, board and other expenses.

“Our scholarship recipients represent some of the most promising future leaders in the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry,” said Pantuso. “We are excited to see what they will accomplish, and proud that the ABA Foundation is impacting the next generation.”

The list of winners include:

ABA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

Bailey Hoffer, Northfield Lines, Inc.

Bryan Hoover, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Curtis Herman, Susquehanna Trailways

François Charest- Retting, Volvo Bus North America (Prevost/Nova Bus)

Timm Grant, Missouri History Museum

Holly Lobb, Kreider Farms

Seth Patterson, Answers in Genesis/Creation Museum

ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Wendy Li, George Washington University

Luke Zarzecki, University of Vermont

BUS AND TOUR OPERATORS SCHOLARSHIP

Jamia Ross, Community Bus Lines

Mary Guarino, New York Trailways

Bryashia Atchison-Henderson, Atchison Transportation Services, Inc.

David Alexander, Anderson Coach & Travel

Bradley Kozikowski, Destinations Unlimited

Mackenzie VanderWolde, Compass Coach

Savanna Castello, Bloom Bus Lines

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Shalonda Rountree, Armstrong State University

DRIVING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP

Sydney Barber, Muncie Baker

RON CORNELL SCHOLARSHIP

Kaylee Jay, Thrasher Brothers Trailways

YELLOW RIBBON SCHOLARSHIP

Lori Bloch, University of Pennsylvania

For more information on the ABA Foundation scholarship program, visit https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation/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.

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