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Scholarships

Members interested in applying for the GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER scholarship are requested to submit a Scholarship Application. 

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GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

I. Background

One mission of the Association is for professional development of the members. While many professionals have experience and knowledge in their field, there are professional designations that instantly recognize your achievements. One such designation is GBTA’s Business Travel Management Education for Every Experience Level. Education Programs include the following:

Associate-Level
Manager-Level
Leader-Level

The Global Travel Professional™ (GTP)
Recertification (for existing GTPs)

           

II. Purpose

GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER acknowledges and appreciates the importance of ongoing education both to the individual member, and the organization at large. With that in mind, GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER has established a scholarship fund to be awarded on an annual basis to both Allied and Direct members who are seeking their Business Travel Management Education and GTP certifications as mentioned above. In addition, in recognition that companies are reducing budgets for education opportunities, we have added the option to apply toward GBTA Convention registration, transportation, or accommodation.

III. Applicants

A. Who May Apply

The scholarship is available to both Allied and Direct members who have been a member of GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER for a continuous period of at least one year in good standing. Consideration will be given to members who may have changed employers, but have maintained their membership in GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER. For the exception of Option 1 which is specifically designated for New Members. 

B. Timetable

Interested applicants should submit their application on or before April 30, 2019. All applicants will be informed of their status in May.

C. Review Panel

 A committee comprised of two GBTA members, immediate past president and vice president of Finance, will review all submissions unless they are a candidate under consideration. In that case, the president will appoint an alternate. The decisions of the Review Panel are final.

D. Frequency

The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis. In those years where there are no applicants, the funds will remit to the general operating fund of the organization. There will be no accruals. Awards must be redeemed within 12 months of the awarded date.

E. Method of Payment

We will reimburse the award recipient upon presentation of receipts indicating that a payment has been made directly to GBTA or GBTA South Florida.

IV. Scholarship Award Options

GBTA South Florida 2019 Scholarships

GBTA South Florida will be awarding scholarships at our Day of Education in May.  Applications are open in March and final applications are due April 30, 2019.  The total value of all scholarships is $1345.  Scholarships are good for 12 months.

The following scholarships will be awarded:

GBTA South Florida Community Access Membership - Allied

One 1-year GBTA South Florida membership to any new or renewing allied  (seller of travel) member interested in joining our chapter. Maximum Value $175.

GBTA South Florida Community Access Membership - Direct

One 1-year GBTA South Florida membership to any new or renewing direct (buyer of travel) member interested in joining our chapter. Maximum Value $175. 

GBTA Convention Scholarship:

One $995.00 scholarship to attend the 2019 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention.  This year’s GBTA Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois, August 3-7, 2019.  The award can be used toward airline tickets, hotel charges, ground transportation and registration fees for the Convention. 

 

V. Application

Members interested in applying for the GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER scholarship are requested to submit a narrative outlining their professional development plan. At a minimum, Applicants should state their involvement with GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER, the length of their involvement with the organization, and what they plan to do with their designation or award. Preference will be given to members who have had board positions within the organization, participated on subcommittees, or who have actively advanced the value of membership in GBTA SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER. Applicants are eligible to receive no more than two scholarships in any consecutive 5-year period. Participation in this scholarship award is not connected in any way with any other scholarship funding that may be available through GBTA or CPC. Members can apply for more than one grant, but only one grant will be awarded to any one member. 

 2019 Scholarship Grant Application