At the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA), education is the very heartbeat of our work.

That includes developing a sustainable hospitality industry by helping educate future tourism leaders. AIANTA strongly encourages Indigenous students to sustain and strengthen their cultural legacy, while also building their careers in the tourism industry.

AIANTA is proud to offer the Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship, which provides American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance towards a degree or certificate in hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields.

Each year, AIANTA awards three individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria.

Award Amount
Students are awarded $1,000 per semester (fall and spring semester only). Each student can earn a maximum award of $2,000 per academic school year.

Deadline to Apply
July 15, 2022 (Academic School Year 2022-2023)

Scholarship Awards
Checks are made payable to the college/university and distributed/mailed to the financial aid/cashiers department of the institution the student attends.

Apply Today
To apply for an AIANTA scholarship, download the Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship application

More Information
Visit AIANTA’s website or contact Sherrie Bowman at or 505-209-2479.