Adventure Angels Abundance Scholarship

For the third year in a row, the Adventure Angels — a group of women who pursue the spirit of adventure — will provide a scholarship to support women-owned adventure businesses.

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The winner will be selected jointly by ATTA and the Angels based on the following criteria:

  • Woman-owned business operating in the adventure travel sector
  • In business at least one year
  • Neither the company nor the applicant has attended a Summit
  • Head office is located in an emerging market country
  • Demonstrated need for support
  • Demonstrated positive impact on women
  • Demonstrated ties and positive impact on community(ies) in which business operates

Awarded jointly with ATTA, the Adventure Angel scholarship will include:

  • A complimentary membership in the ATTA for one year ($600 USD value)
  • One ticket to the 2018 Adventure Travel World Summit ($1,550 value)
  • One marketplace table for the Summit ($750 value)
  • $1,500 stipend for travel
  • Winner package including Adventure Angel T-shirt, wings, etc.
  • In addition, the winner will receive a Mentorship Package provided by Adventure Angels including up to 10 hours of mentorship for the scholarship winner (one hour with each Adventure Angel)
  • Adventure Angels Abundance Scholarship

Application deadline: 11:59PM PDT May 20

2017 Winner

“The opportunity brought me closer to the adventure travel industry and I was able to really appreciate how it works. Upon my return I knew I had to make adjustments to the processes within my start-up operation. My greatest accomplishments at the ATWS in Alaska were getting a new client and cultivating a strong bond with the adventure travel tribe. Blessings to the “Angels” who open doors.”

— Noelia Corrales, Owner

2016 Winner

“I’m already feeling what a big role this Summit, networking, and the mentorship program will play in my business and development of tourism in Tajikistan.”

-Miskola Abdulloeva, Director of Orom Travel

“The colorful Adventure Angels love to amplify mindful connections with other women around the globe. We created a sisterhood of progressive, adventurous women when we met at an ATTA event in 2012. Since then, the larger part of our conversation has circled around inspiring and empowering other women through adventure travel. We all want to see women grow and thrive. Therefore, we are so happy to announce our third Adventure Angel Abundance Scholarship for ATWS 2018 in Tuscany! What a treat it will be for our winner to engage with a like-minded community in a splendid destination at this epic, yearly, industry gathering. We look forward to reading each applicant’s story of resilience and passion. These female trailblazers touch our hearts in a meaningful manner. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the ATTA and we applaud our teams for giving women from emerging nations the magnificent chance to answer the call to adventure. ”

Gaby de Vega, Founding Member, Adventure Angels