Industry Scholarships

The OMCA Development Fund was established by the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) to serve the public by encouraging expanded motor coach travel and tourism through the support of research, education, training, and skill development for individuals and organizations connected to the tourism and motor coach industry.

Through the OMCA Development Fund, this industry scholarship assists students enrolled in a travel or tourism program at recognized schools, accredited institutions, community colleges and universities, whose intentions are to enter the motor coach and/or the tour and travel industry. It is awarded to students based on outstanding academic achievement and industry and/or community involvement, and intent to enter the industry.

Thank you to all applicants for the 2016 Industry Scholarships!

Congratulations to the 2016 Industry Scholarship Winners:

– Melanie Hampson – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
– Luke Lefrancois – Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
– Kimberly Natalucci – Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
– Lindsey Turrell – Genesee College, Batavia, NY

Previous winners:


– Alexandra Audsley – Genesee College, Batavia, NY
– Susan Eldridge – Fanshawe College, London, ON
– You Jia Lee – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
– Brittany Poirier – Fanshawe College, London, ON


– Leah Cruch – Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
– Dominique Griffith – Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
– Katarzyna (Kasia) Gruchacz – Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
– Kathleen Lo – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON


– Rikki Cavanaugh – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
– Kelsey MacDonald – Fanshawe College, London, ON
– Michael McMaster – Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON
Hildegard van Niekerk – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON