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CTO looks for talent

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is offering scholarships of up to US$20,000 to Caribbean nationals wishing to study tourism or hospitality.The region’s tourism development agency, through its scholarship programme, the CTO Foundation, is awarding the scholarships to individuals wanting to study tourism or hospitality at the Master’s (post graduate) level.

In addition, the CTO Foundation is offering study grants of up to US$2,500 to individuals pursing tourism/hospitality studies at the certificate, diploma, associate degree or first degree level, and to industry personnel who want to gain proficiency in a second
language to assist them in their job. Studies can be pursued both within and outside the Caribbean region.

The Foundation is already accepting applications for the scholarships and study grants and interested persons have until April 15, 2006 to send in their application forms.

“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 human resource.

Last year, the Foundation awarded five scholarships totalling US$30,000 and 10 study grants totalling US$10,000.