|Professional Development Grant Program|
The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Professional Development Grant Program
Application follows the program outline.
The TACVB Professional Development Grant Program was established in 2003 by the TACVB Board of Directors. The purpose of the fund is to support the convention and visitor bureau industry of Texas through the equipping of CVB professionals and staff at all employment levels. The fund provides student and professional development scholarships to current employees of TACVB member convention and visitor bureaus, with the intention of furthering the knowledge and understanding of the convention and visitor bureau industry, and to promote career development for individuals who wish to positively influence the field on an ongoing basis.
Up to three (3) scholarships will be awarded annually, with one (1) of these scholarships designated as they Bob Conwell Professional Development Grant, in honor of Mr. Bob Conwell, one of the Texas tourism's early leaders.
The award is intended to be used for tuition, fees and books for the awardee(s). The award may be reapplied for up to three (3) years as long as a minimum 2.5 GPA is maintained in the higher education forum or the minimum certification requirements are met in the professional development forum. Distribution of the award will be made by the TACVB Board of Directors to the Texas university, Texas college, or professional development certification of the awardees' choice for distribution through their accounting system. Professional development program options must be relative to the travel and tourism industry and career field and must be certified by a recognized travel industry association or organization within the United States of America.
Persons eligible for the award must meet the following criteria:
For the University/College Student Applicant
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Applications for the TACVB Professional Development Fund Grant will be made to the TACVB Board of Directors for final selection.
A minimum of one (1) grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually for University/College students, or up to $1,000 for professional development program applications, depending on program costs, materials and travel expenses required to participate in program.
The award will be made in March by issue of certificate of award, and the money will be made available immediately, to be paid directly to the school or certification program. For certification programs, TACVB must receive copy of certification program application to submit payment to professional development certification organization. For materials and travel expenses reimbursements, application must invoice TACVB and provide copies of receipts.
TACVB Professional Development Grant Program Applications must be submitted on or before March 25, 2016.
(Any unused scholarships will revert to the TACVB Professional Development Grant Fund.)
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