Supporting Rising
Hospitality Superstars!

About the Scholarship

The Florida Attractions Association (FAA) and its Board of Directors announced the creation of the Florida Attractions Foundation in 2012 as a way to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students studying in hospitality-related fields in an effort to help secure the future of the tourism workforce in Florida's #1 industry. 

Now called the Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation (FASF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, FASF and its Board of Directors are proud to award up to five - $2,000 scholarships* in 2020 for students pursuing degrees in a hospitality-related field and who are employees of an FAA member business or are the dependent of an employee of an FAA member business.

*The selected applicants will receive $2,000 to go toward their tuition and an invitation to attend the Florida Attractions 2020 Annual Conference - all expenses paid - in St. Petersburg, June 14-17. 

How to Apply
Accepting Applications through the month of February! 

Check Your Eligibility

For consideration, applicants must be:

  • An employee or an immediate family member of an employee of a Florida Attractions Association member business.

  • A Florida resident, member of the US military, or a dependent of a member of the US military.

  • A Full-time student enrolled in a hospitality-related major in an accredited post-secondary institution in Florida with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Read Full Criteria

Complete an Application

Ready to apply? Before filling out the application please be sure you have reviewed the eligibility requirements in their entirety. At the end of the online application you will be asked to upload (2) PDF files:

  1. A resume outlining your academic achievements, internships, employment and community service.

  2. A letter of reference from a professor, employer, volunteer coordinator, or mentor attesting to your work ethic, core values, service involvement, leadership abilities, any other personal qualities.


    Deadline to apply is February 29 by midnight.

Foundation Board of Directors


Nick Romeo
Double T Multimedia

Executive Director

Bill Lupfer
Florida Attractions Association

Kurt Allen
Mississippi Aquarium
Gulfport, MS

Wayne Atherholt
City of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

Rick Beddow
Universal Orlando

Jennifer Berthiaume
Lion Country Safari

Holly Blount
Industry Partner

Paul Burns
Industry Partner

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

Andrew Hertz
Industry Partner

Linda Higgins
FPIS Brochure Distribution
and Marketing


Matt Johnson
IMAG History & Science Center
Fort Myers

Barbara Kenney
Kenney Communications

Kim Long
Industry Partner

Scott Rose
Tourism Insights

Donna Ross
Industry Partner

Chuck Wray, Jr.

Welcome Guide-Map
Pinellas Park


Contact the: 
Florida Attractions Association
1114 N Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 222-2885

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