August 27, 2012

Circle Michigan Scholarship


Circle Michigan was the first statewide organization, developed in 1981, dedicated to promoting packaged group travel. It remains the longest running statewide Destination Marketing Organization in the United States.


Circle Michigan’s sole purpose is to create an identity for Michigan as a prime destination for group travel: regionally, nationally and internationally. Among the organization’s benefits, members receive hundreds of group tour leads and opportunities to participate in numerous sales and networking programs.


As a member-driven organization, Circle Michigan began with just a handful of members.  Today, Circle Michigan has grown to include among their membership countless convention and visitor bureaus, attractions, and hotels throughout our Great Lakes State. For more information on Circle Michigan, visit  their website .


Mission Statement:  Circle Michigan is a membership organization dedicated to the growth and marketing of packaged travel and tourism in Michigan






• Minimum 2.5 GPA • Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, associate degree or Career and Techincal Education (CTE) training (skilled trade/vocation) in tourism or hospitality • Part or full-time enrollment at a Michigan college or university that has a tourism/hospitality program • Michigan resident





Evaluation Criteria

Career goals as demonstrated in essay (40); overall involvement in work, school and community activities (20); demonstrated leadership ability (20); letters of recommendation (10);  financial need will be considered only in the case of a tie.