Supporting Rising
Hospitality Superstars!

Welcome to Your 2024 Scholarship Program

An Exclusive Benefit to Employees and Dependents of Employees of Attraction, Associate and DMO FAA Members

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 several $2,000 scholarships* in 2024 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 apply to their education-related expenses and an invitation to attend a Florida Attractions Association Annual Conference. 

To Date, the FASF has awarded $79,950 to 83 Recipients

How to Apply
Accepting Applications during the month of February 2024! 

Check Your Eligibility

For consideration, applicants must be:

  • An employee, immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or intern 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.

  • Entering or enrolled as a Full-time student in a hospitality-related major in an accredited post-secondary institution or enrolled in a vocational training course from a certified institution in Florida with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Read Full Details 

Complete an Application

Ready to apply? Before beginning the online application please review the 2024 Scholarship Application Worksheet and prepare the two documents below for upload at the end of the online application:

  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, 2024, 11:59pm

Foundation Board of Directors

Jennifer Berthiaume, Chair
Lion Country Safari

Kurt Allen
Mississippi Aquarium
Gulfport, MS

Wayne Atherholt
City of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

Rick Beddow
Universal Orlando

Holly Blount
Industry Statesman

Paul Burns
Industry Statesman

Rick Cain
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
St. Augustine

John Dent

Walt Disney World Resort

Lake Buena Vista

Eric Eimstad
Industry Statesman

Elaine Fraser
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
St. Augustine

Steve Geis
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Charlottesville, VA

Andrew Hertz
Industry Statesman

Linda Higgins
FPIS Brochure Distribution
and Marketing


Matt Johnson
IMAG History & Science Center
Fort Myers

Barbara Kenney
Kenney Communications

Kim Long
Industry Partner

Bill Lupfer, Executive Director

Florida Attractions Foundation


Nick Romeo

Double T Multimedia

Scott Rose
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Donna Ross
Executive Director Emeritus

Cindy Stavely
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
St. Augustine

Chuck Wray, Jr.

Welcome Guide-Map
Pinellas Park


Contact the: 
Florida Attractions Association
1114 N Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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