Education and Scholarships

The Northern Virginia Business Travel Association encourages our members to attend GBTA sponsored educational opportunities; we therefore offer members the opportunity to apply for partial scholarships. Click here to apply online.

If you have any questions concerning our scholarship program or if there is an opportunity not listed for which scholarships would be helpful, please contact [email protected]

NVBTA membership

New to NVBTA or need to renew your membership? Apply for a scholarship to cover the entire cost of the membership fee!
Value: $175/direct members or $175/allied members

Deadline to apply: anytime throughout the year

GBTA Associate, Manager or Leader level Academy classes

The GBTA Academy provides learning opportunities specific to the business travel management industry to improve your knowledge, learn best practices, and elevate your career. Whether you prefer online courses or a traditional classroom setting, you will find relevant and innovative business travel management education and training for every experience level.
Value: up to $2500 toward the $5000 total cost of the classes

Deadline to apply: Classes are held throughout the year. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is 30 days before the event start date. Information about GBTA courses can be found here:

Monthly NVBTA meetings

NVBTA holds monthly educational events on a variety of topics geared toward travel management professionals. The complete list of events can be found here:
Value: $47

Deadline to apply: 1st of every month for that month’s session

NVBTA Education Day

NVBTA will host a full day of education on October 25th. Several speakers will present throughout the day on a variety of travel management and professional development topics.
Value: $100 (approximate)

Deadline to apply: September 15th   

Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification

The GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline.  More information about the GTP can be found here:
Value: $300

Deadline to apply: 30 days before GTP application deadline

GBTA Webinars

GBTA Webinars are web-based distance learning and educational programs that allow GBTA Members and Chapter Members to participate in live interactive programs on business travel industry issues. Each GBTA Webinar covers a wide range of topics that are specific, educational, interactive and cost effective. The program runs up to 75 minutes in length. A host moderator fields questions or comments from the participants and directs them to the presenter, allowing for group interaction and feedback. Information about upcoming webinars can be found here:
Value: $49

Deadline to apply: 30 days before webinar date

GBTA Online Training

Online training provides valuable, skill building training opportunities taught by experienced, industry professionals offered through a web-enabled, dynamic platform.  These sessions are 90 minutes long with defined learning objectives; designed to increase your skill, knowledge and abilities supporting your pursuit of your professional goals.  Interact with business travel professionals from around the world through the chat or pose questions directly to the instructor. Information about online training can be found here:        
Value: $39

Deadline to apply: 30 days before training date