The Caribbean Hotel Foundation (CHF) is making a call to Caribbean hospitality employees, professors, and students to apply for its 2004 Scholarship Program, provided to applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hotel and tourism industry and the potential for future success. Application forms are available on the CHF website, at www.caribbeanhotelfoundation.org. The application deadline is March 31, 2004.
The Foundation, a product development division of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA), is one of the largest scholarship programs in the hospitality industry. It has awarded some US$.5 million dollars in scholarships and grants in the past five years alone. Scholarships ranging from US$1,000 to $5,000 are offered to full-and part-time students who will be or are currently pursuing a diploma or degree in hotel and restaurant management, or culinary arts at an affiliated CHA institution.
In addition to the academic scholarships, the Caribbean Hotel Foundation offers:
áScholarships to hotel employees for professional development;
áTrainer Grants to individuals seeking the Certified Caribbean Hospitality Trainer (CCHT) designation;
áCo-funded summer scholarships for Hospitality Management at L’École H™telière de Lausanne in Switzerland;
á“Further Education” or “Industry Work Experience” Grants to hotel and tourism educators seeking to improve their academic qualifications or complement their classroom time with hands-on work experience;
áNEW! Scholarships for journalists who are interested in increasing their understanding and knowledge of tourism in the region through a short course or seminar.
Individuals can apply for one type of award per year. They must meet the criteria set forth by the Caribbean Hotel Foundation and be approved by their respective national hotel association.