Scholarships

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development offers scholarships to help cover registration fees to various hospitality and tourism conferences across Tennessee. The department strongly believes education and networking within our industry is critical to development and growth.

2021 Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism

Murfreesboro, TN - Sept. 15-17

We are offering a scholarship for the Registration Fee of up to two people from our DMOs in qualifying counties. Conference agenda and travel information can be found at Moving Forward TN.

Offering: Governor’s Conference Registration Fee Scholarship (Note: please do not register through HospitalityTN.com for the conference, we're coordinating with them directly.)

Eligibility: Organizations within counties that are designated as distressed or at-risk per the current or previous two FYs Appalachian Regional Commission guidelines. Attendees will be responsible for lodging and travel expenses.

Required Participation:

  • Registration: Complete three-goal questionnaire
  • Pre-Conference Session Attendance: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Post-Conference: Complete three-best content feedback questionnaire
2021 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference

Sweetwater, TN - Oct. 18-20

We are offering a scholarship for the Registration Fee of up to two people in your county as a part of our rural programming.

Offering: AL-MS-TN Rural Tourism Conference Registration Fee Scholarship (Note: please do not register through almstnruraltourism.com for the conference, we're coordinating with them directly.)

Eligibility: Organizations within counties that are designated as distressed or at-risk per the current or previous two FYs Appalachian Regional Commission guidelines. Attendees will be responsible for lodging and travel expenses.

Required Participation:

  • Registration: Complete questionnaire
  • Post-Conference: Complete content feedback questionnaire
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