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Ideas on Raising Money & Awareness for a Scholarship Fund



There are a number of ways that you can support the National Tourism Foundation’s mission of education while raising money for scholarship funds. Recently, the group tour committee of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce held their First Annual Splish Splash Bus Bath offering a free bath for motorcoaches in an effort to promote a positive image of tourism and to create awareness of the group tour industry. Chamber members came together to raise $2,800 through sponsorships for the event with donations benefiting the Massachusetts Scholarship Fund. Volunteers washed 20 motorcoaches during the event and as the day progressed the event became a car wash as well, as Cape Cod citizens turned out to show their support of tourism education. The Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau raised $10,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Fund by setting aside a portion of the proceeds from their Branson Fest 2002 motorcoach ticket sales. Members of the Branson community worked hard to make Branson Fest 2002 both a successful kick-off to their tourism season and a success for the Foundation. The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship is an annual award that is given to a student with a physical or sensory disability studying travel and tourism at the post-secondary level. It is the largest award currently administered by the Foundation. These are only a few ways to raise money for scholarship funds. The National Tourism Foundation is always looking for new ways to promote its scholarship program and would be more than willing to work with you on planning such an event. To raise money and awareness for a scholarship fund contact the Foundation at 800-682-8886, ext. 4265.