Tourism Foundation Scholarship Criteria

The Foundation encourages all students with a keen interest in advancing their career in tourism or hospitality to apply. The Greater Palm Springs Tourism Foundation’s Scholarship Committee closely reviews all applications.

Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Merit-based: Academic record, extracurricular activities and community service record
  2. Career-specific: Potential for leadership in tourism industry and culinary arts
  3. Creative marketing: Demonstrated creative marketing work completed through academic projects and accomplishments in creating unique and innovative idea

How to Apply for a College Scholarship
Please visit the OneFuture Coachella Valley website [LINK TO COME FROM BOB].

How to Apply for a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Scholarship
CTA scholarships of $50 will be awarded quarterly on the following schedule.

Apply now for Certified Tourism Ambassador Scholarship

2019 CTA Scholarship Application Deadline

Notification of Award

March 31, 2019

by April 15, 2019

June 30, 2019

by July 15, 2019

September 30, 2019

by October 15, 2019

December 31, 2019

by January 15, 2020

For more information on the CTA program and scholarships, contact CTA Program Manager Erica Abarca at or 760-969-1322.