Scholarships from the Timeshare Industry
The American Resort and Development Association is offering teams or groups of students from universities to develop a proposal addressing a specific issue facing the timeshare industry. Teams must consist of a least two students and a maximum of three students, and a faculty advisor. Each educational institution may hold an internal competition or use a focus competition as a class project, but only one team from each university may be entered in the sponsored competition.
The top three teams will receive awards of outreach scholarships, which included registration to ARDA World 2015, transportation, lodging and a small per diem. The winning teams will aslo present their proposal at the HOA Outreach Committee at ARDA World and have their summary posted on the ARDA website.
The vacation ownership industry know that the industry has a lot to improve upon. Most people who have taken advantage of timeshare presentation deals don’t want to do it again due to the the way they were treated with the pressure tactics during the sales process. Some have had a good experience and time and time again have taken advantage of timeshare promotions.
The industry is looking for fresh minds to offer a case study that can help change the industry for the better.