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Yellow Ribbon Scholarship


This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry.

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  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • You must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of college, university, or professional training school in the fall of the upcoming year.
  • 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. You will be required to include a short essay on how your major or course of study is relevant to the travel and tourism industry.
  • You must have attained cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must either:
    • have a physical or sensory disability, as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act; or
    • be a child of a wounded U.S. or Canadian military veteran; or
    • be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military


The scholarship amount is $5,000.

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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