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Scholarships 2021



I. Purpose

Part of the Tennessee Business Travel Association‘s (TBTA) mission statement is to provide avenues for advancement in the travel industry for its members. All scholarship funds will be used to support the professional advancement/development of TBTA members. 

All scholarships awarded in 2021 must be used within the calendar year 2021. 

II. The Program

A. Types of Scholarship

TBTA Annual Membership or Renewal – Scholarship will provide $175 to renew the recipient's current membership for 2021. This is membership fee only, you are still responsible for the $30 monthly meeting fee.  Click here to learn more about TBTA Membership.

GBTA All Access Membership – Scholarship will provide up to $545 for the recipient to join GBTA or renew their current membership for 2021.  Click here to learn more about GBTA All Access membership.

GBTA 2021 Annual Convention Registration Fee (2021 fee TBD) – Scholarship will provide the recipient up to $1,000 towards the registration fee to attend the 2020 GBTA Convention in Denver, CO. Click here to learn more about GBTA Convention 2019.

GBTA Fundamentals of Travel Management Certificate - Scholarship provides the recipient up to $450 to gain this certificate. Scholarship excludes transportation if you choose to complete this course in person. Click here for more information.

GTP Examination Registration - Scholarship provides the recipient up to $450 to sit for this exam. Click here for GTP information.

Global Leadership Professional Program (GLP) - Scholarship provides the recipient $1,000 towards either the two-day or five-day course.  Click here for GLP information.  

• GBTA Legislative Symposium Registration - Scholarship provides the recipient full registration and housing to attend this exciting event in Washington, DC (2021 Date TBD). Over a $1,000 value plus the experience.  Click here for event details and the 2019 GBTA Legislative Summit.

B. Timeframe

  • Scholarship applications must be submitted by January 31, 2021.
  • Winners will be announced at the February 2021 meeting

III. Eligibility Requirements

A. Applicant must be a TBTA member in good standing.
B. Applicant must comply with all schedules and requirements pertaining to the scholarship application process.
C. Members of the TBTA Board are eligible to apply and receive scholarships, but if they apply, may not participate in any way in the decision making process.
D. Applicants must be a TBTA member and must retain TBTA membership throughout the grant period.
E. Applicant’s company must certify that it endorses the applicant and will allow the applicant necessary time and additional funding, if necessary, to attend the courses or programs.
F. Applicant must comply with all schedules and requirements pertaining to the scholarship application process.

IV. Application Process
A. Application Procedure

1. Complete the online application by January 31, 2021.

2. Include a brief summary of how this scholarship will benefit you.

3. Only electronic application submissions will be accepted. Supporting documents can be faxed or scanned.

4. Submit a signed company endorsement form.  Company Endorsement of Applicant

B. Review and Selection

1. Applications are treated as privileged communication and are restricted to the review of the TBTA Board of Directors.

2. The decision to grant or not grant a scholarship rests within the sole discretion of the TBTA Board and shall be final and binding and not subject to challenge.

V. Payment of Scholarship

A. All fees will be paid directly to the qualified program and/or institution, or in the case of a partial payment of the full amount, the fee will be paid to the scholarship winner upon receipt of proof of payment.