2020 Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College

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Published 12/2/19
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Annual scholarship program offers 12 tourism industry professionals an opportunity to continue their education

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SARASOTA, FL (December 2, 2019) — Miles Partnership announced the application period for its scholarship program to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College®. The scholarship program is available to tourism industry professionals working in one of the 12 STS member states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) and as in years past, Miles will award one scholarship in each of those states. The 2020 application period for the Miles Scholarship Program for STS Marketing College will open on Monday, December 9, 2019 and close on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 5pm EST. Click here to submit an application.

Marketing College® is a continuing education program that is offered annually as a one-week intensive session. During this weeklong program, students will participate in courses designed to teach marketing techniques from all facets of the tourism industry. Marketing College® professors are working and well-seasoned professionals from across the U.S. who bring not only expertise, but real-world knowledge to the classroom. Courses will be held at the University of North Georgia campus in Dahlonega, GA from July 26-31, 2020.

Upon arriving on campus, students will attend lectures and discussion groups, and have one-of-a-kind networking opportunities throughout the week. Courses are designed for both new and seasoned industry professionals and consist of an array of industry specific topics that include market research, product development, economic impact, advocacy and branding.

Students who complete all three years of Marketing College® (not necessarily in consecutive years, though STS does recommend it) will receive and be presented with a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) certification at a special graduation ceremony at the STS annual meeting, STS Connections.

The scholarship covers tuition, dorm room accommodations and most meals. Recipients will be selected by a special committee comprised of experienced tourism industry professionals. Applications are due by Friday, February 21, 2020, at 5pm EST, and recipients will be announced by Friday, March 6, 2020. Applications can be submitted here starting December 9, 2019.

For more information, please reach out to Lauren Fox.

View the 2018 and 2019 scholarship recipients. 

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About Miles Partnership

Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward-thinking digital and print content marketing solutions. www.milespartnership.com

About Southeast Tourism Society

Founded in 1983, Southeast Tourism Society is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism to and within its 12 member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. https://southeasttourism.org/