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Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships are open to both ABA and non-ABA Members.

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  • You must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student at an accredited university (4-year university/college or junior college).
  • You must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Transportation, travel, and tourism encompass a varying range of professions from accounting to hospitality management and everything in between. In other words, please apply rather than ruling yourself out because of your major. However, you will be required to submit a short essay on how your major or course of study is relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries.
  • You must maintain a minimum GPA of a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.


Two scholarships are awarded in the amount $5,000 each.

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The American Bus Association serves a thriving industry that provides nearly 600 million passenger trips annually on charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Membership in ABA includes motorcoach operators, tour operators, tourism-related organizations, and products and service suppliers.

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