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 Scholarship
Please fill out our online application form.

In addition, you will need to submit the following:

  • Official copy of high school and/or college transcripts
  • Recommendation letter from high school teacher or college professor
  • Enrollment acceptance documentation
  • Resume including extra-curricular and community service activities in which you have participated, any awards or certificates you earned, and leadership roles you held

Please email or mail supporting documents to:
Bob Thibault, Chief Development Officer
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
70100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Scholarship Application Deadlines

For college scholarships: College scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be awarded once annually in late spring in coordination with the Greater Palm Springs CVB’s Oasis Awards.

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2019 College Scholarship Application Deadline

Notification of Award

March 30, 2019

by May 15, 2019

For Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) scholarships: CTA scholarships of $50 will be awarded quarterly on the following schedule.

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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