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Deidre Frith Awarded NTA Scholarship

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Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the travel experience for future generations, awarded the National Tour Association State Scholarship, (part of the National Tour Association Scholarship Fund), in the amount of $750, to Deidre Frith of Bronx, New York. Each year, the prestigious scholarships are presented to deserving travel, tourism and hospitality students from across the United States and Canada.

“Tourism Cares is delighted to present this scholarship to Deidre in recognition of her commitment to her travel, tourism, and hospitality education,” said Bruce Beckham, Executive Director at Tourism Cares. “Thanks to the generous donors whose contributions have made this scholarship award possible, motivated students and aspiring industry professionals, like Deidre, are rewarded for their excellence and encouraged to pursue their future endeavors in this industry,” he added.

In addition to the monetary award, Frith will be given an opportunity to attend the Tourism Cares Experience the Industry Student Program at the National Tour Association's Annual Convention, which is held mid-November in Reno, Nevada.

Frithfirst developed an interest in the tourism and hospitality industry in 2005 while she was working as an event administrator for Women in Sports and Events. In five years, she hopes to be working in the position of global event manager for a major sports league such as the NBA, NFL, or MLB.

“Accepting this scholarship will enable me to move closer to reaching my goal of obtaining a degree in a field I am so passionate about,” Frith said.

Frith, a student at The George Washington University, is pursuing an MBA degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She is expected to graduate in May 2011.

About Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares, the non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the travel experience for future generations, is pleased to award the NTA State Scholarship to Deidre Frith, a young professional from your area.

·        Thanks to the generous donors whose contributions have made this scholarship award possible, motivated students and aspiring industry professionals, like this student, are rewarded for their excellence and encouraged to pursue their future endeavors in the travel and hospitality industry.

·        This student will be given the opportunity to attend the Tourism Cares Experience the Industry Student Program at the National Tour Association’s Annual Convention, in November. At the event, students shadow mentors, who are travel industry veterans, during business appointments; participate in roundtable discussions about career paths; and take advantage of networking and learning opportunities.

 

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