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Thank you for your interest in the George O'Leary National School of Outdoor Hospitality Scholarship!
The ARVC Foundation offers tuition and travel stipend scholarships to first and second session students of the George O'Leary National School of Outdoor Hospitality. The School, internationally recognized and attended, is the premier source of professional development opportunity in the industry. Its graduates are among the most successful professionals with outstanding park operations.
Individuals enrolled in the Outdoor Hospitality Education Program during the school will earn their Management Certificate during Year 1 of the program and their Professional Certificate during Year 2. National School of RV Park and Campground Management scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Applicants must own or be employed full time, year-round, in a Campground/RV Park. 2. Applicants should be in an ownership or managerial position or demonstrate that they have the opportunity and interest in attaining managerial status.
The School is geared to the overall management of an RV park or campground and requires student understanding of those job responsibilities. **Any applicant that is not an owner must have the owner sign off on the application and include a letter of recommendation to the Executive Director of the ARVC Foundation. Scholarship preference is given to individuals from small parks and to those where high travel costs may be incurred to attend the campus of their choice. Scholarships are not based solely on financial need, but also on the expectations of the potential contribution an individual will make to the betterment of the campground and RV park industry and to their respective park. Applicants must complete the application in its entirety. Completed applications must be received by the ARVC Foundation by no later than October 20, 2023.
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Scholarship recipients will be notified at least four weeks prior to the start of the school session. Due to limited availability of national funds, individuals may wish to contact their state organization to inquire about additional scholarship opportunities they may offer.
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