Scholarship Program

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OVERVIEW:
Each year, GACVB offers scholarships for attending Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College, the GACVB Winter Meeting and the Georgia Tourism Conference.  

Education Dates & Application Deadlines: 

The 2019 GACVB Winter Meeting will be held February 20-22, 2019 in Dunwoody, Georgia at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.  The deadline to submit a scholarship application for assistance to the Winter Meeting has been extended to January 31, 2019.

The Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College will be held May 12-17, 2019 at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.  The deadline to submit a scholarship application for tuition assistance to STS Marketing College is March 13, 2019.

The 2019 Georgia Tourism Conference will be held September 8-11, 2019 in LaGrange, Georgia.  The deadline to submit a scholarship application for Governor's Tourism Conference registration is July 1, 2019.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Applicant must be currently employed by a Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (GACVB) member and only one applicant per member is permitted.
2. Applicant must have completed one year of employment with his/her organization.
3. Application MUST be approved by the sponsoring Executive Director, or the Board of Directors Chairman/President if the applicant is the Executive Director.
4. Upon receipt of this grant, the applicant's sponsoring organization agrees to reimburse GACVB 100% of the scholarship if the recipient leaves their employ for any reason within one year of receipt of the grant.

APPLICATIONS:

Each member organization can only submit one employee at a time for a scholarship; however, each applicant may apply for more than one scholarship - if you are awarded a scholarship to the GACVB Winter Meeting or the STS Marketing College or both, you may still apply for the Governor's Tourism Conference.  Separate applications are required for each meeting.

Applications include an essay requirement.  Essays should be no longer than one page with detailed responses to the following criteria for consideration:

1. Why the applicant deserves a scholarship and how it will benefit his/her professional goals.
2. The applicant's involvement in GACVB. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
3. The applicant's involvement in community activities and organizations. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
4. The applicant's involvement in other tourism organizations. Please list all activities and/or committees the applicant was involved in over the past three years.
5. Please summarize the involvement that the applicant's sponsoring organization has with GACVB and/or other tourism organizations in the state of Georgia.

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You will receive an electronic notification confirming your application has been received.