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