The American Bus Association Academic Merit Scholarship is open to both ABA and non-ABA Members. To be eligible, applicants must: be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college; have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry (which can encompass many majors); and maintain a minimum GPA of a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
The American Bus Association Foundation promotes academic excellence and diversity in the motorcoach travel and tour industry through its scholarship program. Evaluators select winners based on their academic merit, extracurricular activities, and anticipated financial need. All applicants are notified of the competition results in June. An impartial selection committee of educators is responsible for ranking and choosing the winners.