Scholarship Program

Posted on September 24, 2015

The Visit Baltimore Foundation offers funding to support students pursuing tourism related degrees at regional institutions of higher learning; residents of all ages wanting to advance their career through certification, continuing education or other professional development; and, organizations providing valuable workforce development in Baltimore's hospitality and tourism sector.

Academic Scholarship – 2018 Cycle Now Closed.  Reopens Spring 2019.

Congratulations to our 2018-19 academic year recipients! 

Professional Development Scholarships - 2018 Cycle Now Open.  Apply By September 15, 2018.  Awards By October 15, 2018.

For the fourth year in a row, Professional Development Awards are available to individuals seeking to enter OR currently working within Baltimore’s meetings and tourism industry. Funds can be utilized by individuals to attain a certification, product knowledge and/or other professional training. Funds are also available to full-time employees of Baltimore’s non-profit tourism community to attend educational conferences and/or workshops – if that individuals’ participation can be demonstrated as helping to build the capacity of local organizations to attract and serve visitors.  $2,000+ per award is available. 

  • Download the OVERVIEW including eligility and application directions here.
  • Download the COURSE, CERTIFICATION or JOB-TRAINING Application form here.
  • Download the EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE Application here.
Need inspiration?  View a summary of certifications, continuing education providers and industry conferences here.

Funds are also available for local not-for-profit organizations leading workforce development programs to help City residents get job-ready in the hospitality and tourism space.  These funds are available through an invitation-only grant process.  If you are interested or want to recommend a local provider, please email us at [email protected]

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The Visit Baltimore Education & Training Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) public charity. Anyone can donate to the Foundation to further the goal of helping Baltimore’s tourism community grow and thrive.