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Scholarships 2019



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 2018 must be used within the calendar year 2018.

II. The Program

A. Types of Scholarship

TBTA Annual Membership Renewal – Scholarship will provide $175 to renew the recipient's current membership for 2019. This is membership fee only, you are still responsible for the $30 monthly      meeting fee.  Click here to join TBTA

• GBTA All Access Membership – Scholarship will provide up to $545 for the recipient to join GBTA or renew their current membership for 2019.  Click here to join GBTA All Access

• GBTA 2019 Annual Conference Registration Fee – TBD.  Scholarship will provide the recipient up to $500 towards the registration fee to attend the 2019 convention.

• GBTA Fundamentals of Travel Management Certificate - Scholarship provides the recipient up to $450 to gain this certificate.  (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 $400 to sit for this exam. Click here for GTP information

• Global Leadership Professional Program (GLP) - Scholarship provides the recipient $500 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 scheduled for TBD in Washington, DC.  Click here for Legislative information

B. Timeframe

  • Scholarship applications must be submitted by December 31, 2018
  • Winners will be announced at the January 2019 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 December 31, 2018.

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.