To be eligible for the ABA Member Scholarships, applicants must: be a full-time employee or the dependent of a full-time employee of ABA member company in good standing (if an employee, they must have been employed by an ABA member company in good standing for at least one year as of January 1 in the year in which the scholarships are awarded and distributed); and be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student, and must have a declared major or course of study that is relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries and hold a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Transportation, travel and tourism encompass a varying range of professions from accounting to hospitality management and everything in between. In other words, please apply rather than ruling yourself out because of your major. However, you will be required to submit a short essay on how your major or course of study is relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industries. The American Bus Association Foundation promotes academic excellence and diversity in the motorcoach travel and tour industry through its scholarship program.