Scholarship Program

Posted on April 25, 2019

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

– 2019 Cycle Now closed.

The Visit Baltimore Foundation was established to help Baltimore young people and area residents gain skills and improve their career opportunities in the tourism industry. This includes offering scholarships to support students pursuing tourism-related degrees at regional institutions of higher learning.  Eligible students can receive up to $5,000 for tuition expenses (note - amount and number of awards will vary).  Applications will be considered on a merit-basis inclusive of academic record, letters of recommendation, written essay and tourism industry experience.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early July

Professional Development Scholarships

- 2018 Cycle Now Closed. Reopens Summer/Fall 2019.

Need inspiration for the 2019 cycle?  View a summary of certifications, continuing education providers and industry conferences from our 2018 cycle 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.