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American Adventure
Expeditions Scholarship

Rewarding your passion for exploring

American Adventure Expeditions

Our thrill-seeking team has been whitewater rafting in Colorado for more than 20 years. We are dedicated to sharing the magic that comes with each wilderness experience, and offer whitewater rafting tours as well as mountain adventures such as ziplining, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more.

Our Scholarship

As part of our quest to encourage more people to explore the outdoors, we are offering students interested in our industry a chance to win $500. The money will be awarded annually and can be used toward tuition, books, and supplies.


  • This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time students currently enrolled in a travel, tourism, or hospitality-related program.
  • The student can be pursuing an associate, bachelor, master, or doctorate degree.
  • Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States, or an international student with a valid visa.
  • Past scholarship winners are NOT eligible to re-apply.

To Apply

All applicants must submit the following to [email protected] with the subject line: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship, by Saturday, August 15, 2020:

Student Info:
Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Email

College or University Info:
School Name, Degree, Date Entered College or University, Anticipated Graduation Date, Current Cumulative GPA

A two-page essay discussing how — in today’s polarizing culture — travel, tourism, and hospitality are more important than ever. Describe how you would use this industry to make the world a better place. Please include examples of how this industry has impacted your own life, and what your plans are after graduation.

Selection Process
and Notification

A winner will be selected by Tuesday, September 1, 2020, and the funds will be awarded by Tuesday, September 15, 2020. A panel of industry experts will review the applications and make a decision based upon authenticity, insight, and creativity of responses.

Additional Details

This scholarship will be awarded annually and the winnings may be used during any semester in the subsequent 12-month period.


Please submit all applications and any questions to

[email protected]

with the subject line: Travel, Tourism, & Hospitality Scholarship