Supporting Rising Hospitality Superstars

About the florida attractions scholarship foundation

In 2012, the Florida Attractions Association (FAA) announced the creation of the Florida Attractions Foundation (FAF). As a result of the generous support of our members, the FAF has awarded $19,000 in scholarships to 33 recipients. Now called the Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation (FASF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the new name emphasizes the purpose of the Foundation: to award financial support to post-secondary students studying in a hospitality-related field. The Foundation anticipates it will award a minimum of four, $1,000 scholarships in Spring 2018.  Recipients will be invited to attend the 2018 Annual Conference in Naples, June 10-13 to receive their scholarship. 

Apply for 2018 Scholarship


Scholarships are awarded exclusively to employees of FAA member businesses and their dependents. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in Florida and entering their junior or senior year and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a hospitality-related field major. 


 The recipient must demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in Hospitality Management or related field. These include (but not necessarily limited to) attraction management, tourism marketing, museum studies, hospitality, sports management, entertainment management, event management, zoological/aquaria management, recreation/leisure management. 

 The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 and be a Florida resident, member of the US military, or a dependent of a member of the US military.


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Submit Your Application

Your application requires the use of a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account, they are free to set up.

Before starting the application, please note you will be asked to upload two documents in .doc, .docx or .pdf formats:

  1.  A resume - no more than 2 pages outlining your academic achievements, internships, employment and community service. The file must be: [First, Last]

  2.  A letter of reference - no more than 2 pages - from a professor, employer, volunteer coordinator, or mentor, attesting to your work ethic, core values, service involvement, leadership abilities, or any other personal qualities. The file name must be: [First, Last]

For consideration, please complete the application at the link below and include all supporting documents. If you have questions regarding this program, please email

Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2018.

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Board of Directors


Matt Johnson

IMAG History & Science Center

Fort Myers

Kurt Allen
Industry Statesman

Wayne Atherholt

City of St. Petersburg, Mayor's Office

St. Petersburg

Holly Blount

Industry Statesman

Paul Burns

Cedar Bay Entertainment


Rick Cain

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

St. Augustine

Eric Eimstad

Miami Seaquarium


Elaine Fraser

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

St. Augustine

Steve Geis

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Charlottesville, VA

Executive Director

Bill Lupfer

Florida Attractions Association


Andrew Hertz
Industry Statesman

Linda Higgins

FPIS Brochure Distribution and Marketing


Barbara Kenney

Kenney Communications


Kim Long

Industry Statesman

Nick Romeo

Double T Multimedia


Scott Rose

Tourism Insights


Chuck Wray, Jr.

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