ABA Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

ABA Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The American Bus Association Foundation announced its 2019 ABA Foundation Scholarship recipients. Each year, the ABAF awards $100,000 in scholarships to ABA member employees, their dependents and future leaders of the industry. 

“The ABA Foundation Scholarship program is one of the most important ways that we give back to our industry and cultivate our future leaders,” said Peter Pantuso, president of the ABA Foundation. “We are proud that since its inception, the ABA Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 300 students.”

Meet the Scholarship Class of 2019:

Bus and Tour Operator Scholarship

Madison North
Premier Coach Co Inc.
Milton, Vt.

David Alexander
Anderson Coach & Travel
Greenville, Pa.

Adam Strassburg
Lamers Bus Line
Green Bay, Wis.

Sofia Gulick
Dartmouth Coach
Lebanon, N.H.

Sydney Gladney
Sun Diego Charter Company
National City, Calif.

Samantha Amenta
New Britain, Conn.

Ashlynn Peachey
Lowee’s Group Tours
Harrisburg, Pa.

ABA Member Scholarship

Peter Hoyle
Southwest Hospitality Management
Mesa, Ariz.

Allison Sartini
Best Western Orlando Gateway Hotel

Tanner Carson
City of Goodlettsville
Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Brianne Guldin
TEMSA North America

Chloe Fraley
Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Nicole Franchi
Visit Fairfax
Fairfax, Va.

Hannah Burns
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, Ohio

Driving the Future Scholarship

Sebastian Stange
Compass Coach Inc./Xpedition Travel  
Cedar Springs, Mich.

Academic Merit Scholarship

Grant Timm
Missouri Historical Society/Missouri History Museum
St. Louis

Lucas Colon
SUNY College at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.

Diversity Scholarship

Johana Stubbs
The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort of Naples
Naples, Fla.

Peter L. Picknelly Scholarship

Hayley Rader
Anderson's Coach and Travel 
Greenville, Pa.

Ron Cornell Scholarship

Jade Vigil
All Aboard America
Mesa, Ariz.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Victoria Steeves
Dattco, Inc.
New Britain, Conn.

For more information on the ABAF scholarship program, visit https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation/scholarships. The 2020 scholarship season will open in early December. Reminder, ABAF Scholarships are open to ALL employees of ABA members and their dependents. Scholarships are also available for future leaders in the industry.

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.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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