NYSTIA Scholarship Auction Donation Form

2018 Scholarship Donation Form  (150.4 KB)
2018 Scholarship Donation Form

Thank you for considering a donation to the Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund annual Scholarship Auction event. Each year we hold a fundraising auction during the "I Love New York" Empire State Tourism Conference. Your donation of lodging nights, attraction/events tickets, dining certificates, travel vouchers, or complete getaway packages will be bid on by our attendees, who always give so generously in support of college students.

In 2017, we provided $1,500 scholarships each to fours students, and raised over $11,500 at the auction for the fund!

Please use the PDF form to provide information about your donation, and send to the address listed. If you have questions, please contact NYSTIA at info@nystia.org or 888-698-2960.

For 28 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 3rd year, NYSTIA honors Destinations of New York State leaders Charlie Daley and the late 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.

We are requesting donations from New York State tourism accommodation, attraction, dining & entertainment suppliers to be used to raise dollars for the 2018 Destinations of New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund. What types of donations are we seeking?

  • Typically the top dollar getters are certificates for one- or two-night stays with meals and/or attractions and entertainment. We will package them together as getaway packages.
    (Please list any restrictions on the certificate and please use an expiration date no earlier than MAY 2019. Also, please forward to us TWO business cards, one brochure for each inclusion, and the dollar value of the package).
  • Other options to consider giving: Gift baskets featuring items from your vacation region like wine, beer, food (always great if packaged with an overnight or dining certificate!); travel vouchers for cruise, rail or air transportation.

The packages donated will be auctioned off in cooperation with the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) Empire State Tourism Conference, April 23-25, 2018, in Schenectady, NY. We are hopeful to award up to 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. Thank you very much in advance for your support!

Jill Delaney
NYSTIA President & CEO

Donating to the scholarship fund