Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 Gallia County Tourism Ambassador Scholarship

The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to announce a new scholarship opportunity they will begin offering.  The 2017 Gallia County Tourism Ambassador Scholarship allows a student the opportunity to represent tourism in Gallia County and receive a $500 scholarship.

The scholarship is open to Gallia County residents who are High School seniors and up to age 24 that are attending or planning to attend college.

The winner will work alongside the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau with local events and programs. The winner is required to participate fifty hours at GCCVB events, programs, meetings, etc. during their ambassadorship. All hours will be scheduled so it will not interrupt school obligations.

The Ambassadorship is from May 2017 to May 2018. This is a scholarship competition and networking opportunity for students. There is no fee to apply.

Students must submit an Application along with a 500-word essay explaining why they would like to be chosen as the 2017 Gallia County Tourism Ambassador. The essay should also provide information about yourself, why you love Gallia County and your abilities to represent this title and the GCCVB. Applications are due no later than April 17, 2017. They can be mailed or dropped off to the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis. No photos will be required.

All applicants will be interviewed by our panel of judges to discuss their qualifications on April 22, 2017, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the Holzer Wellness Center, 735 Second Avenue, Gallipolis. Dress is business casual. The winner will be announced at the Colony Club, 418 Second Avenue, Gallipolis on May 9, 2017.

For the scholarship application, download at or you may contact the GCCVB at / 740-446-6882. We are located at 441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis and are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

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