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2023 Scholarship Application


We are proud to open the 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. The scholarship awards are for the 2024 academic year. 

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:
      • Tourism Management,
      • 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 scholarship awards defray your tuition costs. Funds 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 will pair you directly with a paid internship opportunity with a New York State employer. Funds 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 July 31, 2023.

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!

Jennifer Ackerson, Committee Chair

Alon Tourism Solutions - President & CEO

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Where you reside when you are not at school.

NOTE: All applicants should email a copy of their unofficial transcript to by July 31, 2023.

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: *
150 word maximum
250 word maximum
250 word maximum
What kind of internship role do you seek and what do you hope to get out of the experience? (250 word maximum)
If applying for an internship, please indicate your preferred timing: *
200 word maximum

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