Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The American Bus Association Foundation, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships—congratulates the 2020 class of the ABA Foundation scholarship program.

Each year the ABA Foundation gives $100,000 to 20 college students who are employees or dependents of employees at an ABA member company or studying in a travel and tourism field.

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“This year, more than ever, we are proud to help our future leaders,” said ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso. “In a year when most scholarships programs have seen a decline in applicants, our scholarship applications were the highest they have ever been since we started the program.”

The ABA Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the generous support of ABA members who give throughout the year including during ABA’s Marketplace at the Foundation’s Live and Silent Auctions and Afterglow party sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe International and Prevost.

MOTORCOACH & TOUR OPERATOR SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Blackburn
Miller Transportation
Indiana University-Bloomington        
Accountancy

Carolyn Deal
San Diego Sun Charter
Westmont College     
History

Serena Fernandez
Star Shuttle & Charter
Texas Woman's University     
Biochemistry

Daniel Kim
Riteway Bus Service
Case Western Reserve University      
Business

Daniel McMichael
Executive Coach
New York University  
Business Management

Alena Strassburg
Lamers Bus Lines
University of Wisconsin-River Falls   
Occupational Therapy Assistant

Alexandra Wright
Pinnacle Car Services
Pepperdine University
Psychology

ABA MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP
Tanner Carson
City of Goodlettsville
Vanderbilt University 
Pre-Law

Joseph Cason
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Trevecca Nazarene University           
Counseling

Sophie Demaisy
Prevost
Connecticut College  
Botany

Chloe Fraley
Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation  
Southwestern Oklahoma State University    
Marketing

Brianne Guldin
TEMSA North America
University of Florida  
Travel and Tourism

Mason McMullen
La Quinta Inn Goodlettsville-Nashville/Avid Hotel
The University of Tennessee  
Architecture

Kristiana Orem
The Inn on the River
The University of Tennessee  
Pre-Law

DRIVING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP
Negil McPherson
Visit Omaha   
Kansas State University          
Business

ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
Owen Colombo         
California Baptist University  
Aviation & Air Transportation

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
Brandon Ware          
Liberty University       
Aerospace Aeronautical 

PETER L. PICKNELLY HONORARY SCHOLARSHIP
Not Published

RON CORNELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Victoria Santangelo
ABC Companies
Caldwell College        
Nursing

YELLOW RIBBON SCHOLARSHIP
Not Published

The 2021 scholarship season will kick off in early December and run through early April 2021.

For more information about the ABA Foundation Scholarship program, visit buses.org/aba-foundation/scholarships.

[09.10.20]