A scholarship from Tourism Cares is particularly significant to me, as this organization perhaps more than any other in the industry invests in the preservation and conservation of our diverse cultural heritage. As my passion is to teach others about the opportunities in cultural heritage tourism, I appreciate the dedication and commitment that Tourism Cares has to both education and sustainable development.
— Cheryl Hargrove, The George Washington University, 2011 Recipient of the ASTA Avis Budget Group Scholarship



The ASTA Fellows, For Dynamic Professional Development

The purpose of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Fellows program is to broadly and flexibly support professional development activities that further advance a travel agent's career.

In 2016, 12 agents were awarded scholarships between $1,500-$2,500.  Please check back in early 2017 for additional award opportunities!

The ASTA New Stars, For New Agent Learning at the ASTA Global Convention

The ASTA New Stars program supports the professional development of promising new travel agents by supporting their attendance at AGC, the premier ASTA annual program in Reno Nevada, in September 2016 where they'll experience applied learning and exposure to veterans and leaders in the industry. 

In 2016, 12 agents were awarded $1,250 towards attendance to AGC in Reno.

Please check back in early 2017 for additional award opportunities!

More professional development awards will become available. Check back for additional details early 2017.

View a list of Certificate Programs for Professional Development Scholarships.