Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference Student Sponsorship

Program Summary

The Colorado Governor's Tourism Conference Student Sponsorship helps college and university students attend the Governor's Tourism Conference (Gov Con) for the first time. Students interested in travel and tourism will learn about the industry, develop their skills, and network with industry professionals.

The sponsorship covers conference registration and hotel. All other expenses and transport are the student’s responsibility.

 Applications for the sponsorship are closed.


Type: Sponsorship

For: College and university students

Amount: Event registration and hotel covered

Application period: August 6-September 3, 2024

OEDIT division: Colorado Tourism Office

To apply for this sponsorship, you need to be:

  • a student currently enrolled full-time at a Colorado college or university
  • interested in travel and tourism
  • a first time Gov Con attendee

Applications for the sponsorship are open August 6-September 3, 2023. To be included on the mailing list for when applications open over the summer, please fill out the letter of interest form.

Colorado Tourism Office staff review applications and recommend awards based on application criteria and available funds. 

The panel reviews applications based on these criteria:

  • dedication and passion for Colorado tourism
  • knowledgeable in tourism and/or related subject areas
  • essay is clear, creative and concise and uses correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Five (5) students will be selected from applications for 2024 Gov Con.

Sponsorship recipients need to conduct themselves in a professional manner and need to attend all conference activities, events, and sessions. Recipients need to follow the policies of their educational institutions related to alcohol, drugs, and weapons.

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