American Bus Association Foundation George T. Snyder Jr. Scholarship Winners Announced (June 17, 2015)
The American Bus Association Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 George T. Snyder Jr. Scholarship winners. The program recognizes deserving students who demonstrate scholastic ability, character, diversity and the potential to be future leaders in transportation, travel, and tourism.
The program was established in 1997 after Mr. Snyder’s death in 1995. As ABA’s President/CEO, George Snyder had a deep and lifelong interest in the well-being of all people, especially when it came to advancing the educational opportunities for young people. Since his entire professional career was spent in the bus industry, his friends and family believed that a scholarship program would be an appropriate way to honor him and to celebrate his life.
Patrick Guarino, whose father works for New York Trailways, was selected as the winner of the $10,000 “Driving the Future” scholarship. The other 20 student scholars will be presented with $2,500 awards.
“The ABA Foundation’s George T. Snyder, Jr. scholarship program continues to help deserving young people pay for their college education. This year the ABA Foundation reached a milestone, surpassing the $700,000 mark in giving. It’s also the first year we are administering the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, which focuses on expanding the number of traditionally under-represented groups in management and operations of the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry. It also pays tribute to the men and women who served in our armed forces, wounded veterans and the families that support them,” said ABA Foundation Chairman Doug Anderson.
The ABA Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships.
For more information, please contact Daniel Hoff, the Director of the ABA Foundation at 202-218-7214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.