ABA Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

ABA Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners

The American Bus Association Foundation – the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships – congratulates the 2020 class of the ABA Foundation scholarship program.

Each year the ABA Foundation gives $100,000 to 20 college students who are employees or dependents of employees at an ABA member company or studying in a travel and tourism field.

“This year, more than ever, we are proud to help our future leaders,” said ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso. “In a year when most scholarships programs have seen a decline in applicants, our scholarship applications were the highest they have ever been since we started the program.”

The ABA Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the generous support of ABA members who give throughout the year including during ABA’s Marketplace at the Foundation’s Live and Silent Auctions and Afterglow party sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe International and Prevost.

Meet the Class of 2020:
 

MOTORCOACH & TOUR OPERATOR SCHOLARSHIP

Grace Blackburn
Miller Transportation
Indiana University-Bloomington        
Accountancy

Carolyn Deal
San Diego Sun Charter
Westmont College     
History

Serena Fernandez
Star Shuttle & Charter
Texas Woman's University     
Biochemistry

Daniel Kim
Riteway Bus Service, Inc.
Case Western Reserve University      
Business

Daniel McMichael
Executive Coach
New York University  
Business Management

Alena Strassburg
Lamers Bus Lines, Inc.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls   
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Alexandra Wright
Pinnacle Car Services, Inc.
Pepperdine University
Psychology

ABA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

Tanner Carson           
City of Goodlettsville
Vanderbilt University 
Pre-Law

Joseph Cason
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Trevecca Nazarene University           
Counseling

Sophie Demaisy
Prevost
Connecticut College  
Botany

Chloe Fraley
Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation  
Southwestern Oklahoma State University    
Marketing

Brianne Guldin
TEMSA North America
University of Florida  
Travel and Tourism

Mason McMullen
La Quinta Inn Goodlettsville-Nashville/Avid Hotel
The University of Tennessee  
Architecture

Kristiana Orem
The Inn on the River
The University of Tennessee  
Pre-Law

DRIVING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP

Negil McPherson
Visit Omaha   
Kansas State University          
Business

ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

Owen Colombo         
California Baptist University  
Aviation & Air Transportation

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Brandon Ware          
Liberty University       
Aerospace Aeronautical 

PETER L. PICKNELLY HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP

Not Published

RON CORNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Victoria Santangelo
ABC Companies
Caldwell College        
Nursing

YELLOW RIBBON SCHOLARSHIP

Not Published

The 2021 scholarship season will kick off in early December and run through early April 2021. For more information about the ABA Foundation Scholarship program, visit https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation/scholarships.

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About the ABA Foundation

The American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) is the scholarship and research arm of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry. The largest non-profit in motorcoach group travel, the ABAF distributes $100,000 a year in scholarships to industry families and invests in research to demonstrate the important role motorcoach transportation plays in society. https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation

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
Office: (202) 218-7220
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