2017 Scholarship Information
VisitLEX along with Bluegrass Hospitality Association and Bluegrass Tourism Marketing
Association will be providing two (2) one year scholarships to the Southeast Tourism Society’s
(STS) Marketing College. The scholarships will be awarded to a Fayette County tourism
professional that has demonstrated an interest in making tourism a career. Criteria includes a
minimum of two years of experience in tourism or a tourism related field, must be a member of
BHA or BTMA and participants are required to attend all classes. See attached application for
STS Marketing College is a three‐year education program for members of the tourism industry
in the Southeast United States. The program provides an opportunity for participants already in
the tourism industry to experience a curriculum designed to teach marketing techniques
applicable to all areas of the tourism industry. Participation in continuing education programs
will help improve our overall destination and we encourage everyone interested to consider
STS Marketing College. Courses will be held at North Georgia College & State University in
Dahlonega, GA. Students who complete three years of Marketing College receive a Travel
Marketing Professional (TMP) certification. Participants are encouraged to attend STS annual
conferences for year round networking and educational opportunities.
BHA, BTMA and VisitLEX will be offering two scholarships each year to STS Marketing College.
Prior participants and prior scholarship recipients are welcome to apply. The deadline for
application, including supporting documents, are due to VisitLEX by January 13, 2017.
Scholarship covers tuition, books and materials, single occupancy room in the dormitory and
meals in the campus dining hall. VisitLEX will make the check payable directly to STS. The
scholarship is open to first, second and third year applicants and based on criteria established
by the scholarship sponsors. Details included in application