Caribbean nationals wishing to study tourism or hospitality and language training are being offered the opportunity to secure scholarships from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
The region’s tourism development agency, through its scholarship programme, the CTO Foundation, is awarding scholarships of up to $12,000 to individuals wanting to study tourism or hospitality at the Master’s level, and language training for persons already working in the tourism sector.
In addition, the CTO Foundation is offering study grants of up to $2,500 to individuals pursing tourism/hospitality studies at the certificate, diploma, associate degree or first degree level. Studies can be pursued both within and outside the Caribbean region.
“The Foundation selects individuals who demonstrate high levels of achievement and leadership both within and outside the classroom and who express a strong interest in making a positive contribution to Caribbean tourism,” said Bonita Morgan, CTO’s director of regional human resource development.
In addition, the CTO Foundation offers a scholarship of up to $2,500 in the name of Arley Sobers, CTO’s former director of research and information management.
A scholarship of up to $7,500 is also being offered in the name of the late Audrey Palmer Hawks, the past director general of the Caribbean Tourism Association, which eventually merged in 1989 with the Caribbean Tourism Research and Development Centre to form the CTO. Mrs. Hawks was responsible for marketing the Caribbean region as a tourist attraction to travellers in the United States and Canada.
The CTO Foundation is already accepting applications for the 2013 scholarships and study grants program and interested persons have until April 15, 2013 to send in their application forms.
CTO Foundation scholarship, www.onecaribbean.org