Travel contest offers scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

The AAA Travel High School Challenge, a national contest designed to expose students to the importance of travel and geographic literacy, is offering scholarships totaling $156,000 and more than 50 expense-paid trips to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.

The contest started Monday and continues through Jan. 21. It is open to all U.S. students in grades nine through 12. The contest begins with a 40-question online quiz available at www. aaa.com/TravelChallenge. The top five scorers in each state will take a proctored, written exam in early March, and the top scorer in each state will win a $1,000 scholarship and an expense-paid trip for two to Universal Orlando in April, where state winners will compete for one of three $25,000 scholarships. Winners from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., then will travel to Universal Orlando in April to compete for scholarships totaling $156,000.

Scholarships are provided by the Hogan Family Foundation, a Newbury Park, Calif., nonprofit organization that promotes the importance of travel and tourism. Corporate sponsors for the contest include Continental Airlines, Holland America Line, Marriott, MBNA America, Pleasant Holidays and Universal Orlando.



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