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Student Scholarship Competition

The ISTTE Scholarship Committee will present four (4) $500.00 awards to four (4) students affiliated with ISTTE member schools during the 2013-2014 academic year. An application form is attached and is due with the essay, no later than Friday, August 1, 2014, 5 PM EDT.

Applicants will submit a word-processed, double-spaced, 3-5 page original essay on a topic relevant to this year's conference theme. Our 2014 Conference theme is "Agritourism: Gateway to Growth" and the essay should reflect this theme or other sustainable tourism planning and development niches.

Please note that previous ISTTE scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

The application package should include:

  1. An application form (see attached), including an endorsement by an active ISTTE member from the student's institution. Please create a PDF, after the form has been signed.
  2. A cover letter (maximum 2 pages), including:
    • Student's academic background, experience, aspirations in the travel and tourism industry
    • The reason(s) for seeking the scholarship.
  3. The essay

All sources indicated in the essay must be cited. The essay will be checked for plagiarism via an electronic medium. ISTTE member faculty will judge the essays using the following five criteria:

  1. Comprehension (20 points)
    How well does the essay reflect a thorough comprehension of the issues involved the essay topic?
  2. Organization (20 points)
    Does the argument follow a logical and easily understood progression? Does corroborating evidence support the essay's main points?
  3. Creativity(20 points)
    Is there a creative angle on the issues discussed? Does the essay include diverse resources, including interviews?
  4. Conclusions (20 points)
    Do the conclusions follow logically from the argument? How compelling are the conclusions?
  5. Writing (20 points)
    Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and concise language.
Completed essays and ancillary information should be forwarded electronically to: Ady.Milman@ucf.edu with "ISTTE Scholarship 2014" in the subject area of the e-mail. Only electronic copies will be accepted.

The committee will award four (4) $500.00 scholarships. One in each of the following categories:

  • Graduate School
  • 4-Year College/University
  • 2-Year College/University
  • High School or Non-degree Proprietary School (Certificate).

Good Luck!

Ady Milman, Ph.D.
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 903-8040

ISTTE reserves the right to use the essays and statements in the newsletters and website. Submissions do not guarantee a scholarship will be presented.

**All scholarships will be sent to the school directly to be distributed to the student. If the student will graduate before December 2014 please make sure the school will forward the money to the student. We cannot award money to the student directly.

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