Scholarships available for tourism related studies

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Foundation is inviting Caribbean nationals within or outside of the region to apply for its 2014 scholarship program and study grants to pursue tourism-related studies.

Scholarships of up to US $12,000 are offered to individuals who wish to study tourism or hospitality at the Master’s (post graduate) level. Individuals pursing tourism/hospitality studies at the certificate, diploma, associate degree or first degree level, and industry personnel, who want to gain proficiency in a second language, are eligible for study grants up to US $2,500.

In addition, CTO offers a scholarship of up to US $2,500 in the name of former director of research and information management, Arley Sobers, for persons working in local tourism organizations who wish to strengthen their skills in the areas of research and statistics.

The region’s tourism development agency also offers a scholarship of up to US $7,500 in the name of the late Audrey Palmer Hawks. She was the director general of the Caribbean Tourism Association, the New York-based marketing agency which, in 1989, merged with the Caribbean Tourism Research and Development Centre based in Barbados, to form the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Interested persons are invited to visit for details on the scholarships and grants, as well as instructions on how to apply. The deadline is 15 April, 2014.
The CTO Foundation aims to support persons interested in pursuing studies in the area of tourism, hospitality and language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to Caribbean tourism.