For 29 consecutive years, Destinations of New York State, on behalf of the New York State tourism industry, coordinated the Annual New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Scholarship Fundraiser.
Now in its 4th year, NYSTIA honors Destinations of New York State leaders Charlie Daley and Dave Thornton for their service to this important program by continuing to carry out their work and renaming the scholarship the Destinations of New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund.
The packages donated will be auctioned off in cooperation with the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) Empire State Tourism Conference, April 24-26, 2019, in Buffalo, NY. We are awarding five $2,000 scholarships this year to New York State college students pursuing an education that will eventually lead them to a career in the travel, tourism, hospitality & culinary industry. We work with a cross-section of New York State Travel Industry colleagues as a selection committee to choose the recipients of the scholarships. Please see the attached donation form. Thank you very much in advance for your support! Any questions, please contact committee chair, Kelly Rapone at 585-344-4152.