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2022 Scholarship Application


We are proud to open application for the 2023 Destinations of New York Travel & Tourism Scholarship Awards process. Eligible students are invited to complete the form below and compete for one of five $2,000 scholarship awards to either defray tuition costs or underwrite a paid internship.

Eligibility, process, and program overview:

  • Eligibility: Scholarship application is open to New York State residents, who are:
    • Full-time, degree-seeking students pursuing a major or minor in:
      • Hotel, Event, and Sports Management,
      • Culinary Arts and or other Travel and Tourism-related fields.
    • Entering their second year (if in a 2-year degree program), in their junior or senior year (if in a 4-year degree program), or enrolled in a graduate degree program.
    • Attending an accredited New York State college or university with NYSTIA membership affiliation.
  • Scholarship Awards Disbursement:
    • Tuition scholarships are disbursed directly to the appropriate college or university and applied to the student's tuition invoice. Colleges/Universities must have NYSTIA membership affiliation.
    • Internship scholarships are disbursed directly to the internship host employer and applied to the intern's compensation. Internship hosts must have NYSTIA membership affiliation.
  • Deadline: Applicants must complete the form below no later than November 30, 2022.

I wish the best of luck and success to all of our applicants and hope to work with you one day in your future role as a tourism professional!

Dana Krueger, Board Chair

Director of Fun - President & CEO


NOTE: All applicants should email a copy of their unofficial transcript to by November 7, 2022.

Please indicate the faculty member we should contact for input regarding your application. Please be sure that they are aware we will be contacting them.

Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for: *
If applying for an internship scholarship, please indicate your preferred timing: *

Thank you! Be sure to hut 'submit' so we receive your application.