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Hotel foundation accepting scholarship applications

Caribbean students and industry professionals are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) so they can pursue higher education or professional development in the tourism and hospitality field. Scholarships are awarded with support from CHTAEF sponsors including Virgin Holidays, Interval International, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Johnson & Wales University and Florida International University.

CHTAEF is accepting applications for its scholarship programme until March 30, 2015. Applications are available in English and Spanish via: caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/CHTAEFapplication.php or by contacting the local hotel association in the applicant's country. Applications must be submitted with the approval of the applicant's local hotel association in order to be considered.

Scholarships are awarded for study at any approved college or university including, but not limited to, the University of West Indies and local community colleges throughout the Caribbean.

Scholarship recipients will be advised of their approval status, and if accepted, the amount of their award no earlier than May 25, 2015.

"Education and training are essential in order to be successful in any work field and through our scholarship programme, CHTAEF is offering students and professionals financial assistance to pursue their careers in the hospitality and tourism industry," said Richard S. Kahn, chairman of CHTAEF.

"Since 1987, we have awarded approximately US$2 million in scholarships and grants to applicants, and we have observed many successful scholarship recipients build exemplary careers in the tourism and hospitality industry," said Kahn.

In 2014, CHTAEF awarded US$136,308 in scholarships to 29 Caribbean nationals pursuing a higher education or professional development in hospitality and tourism after receiving more than 60 applications.

CHTAEF awards worthy Caribbean nationals who demonstrate a strong commitment to the hospitality and tourism industry with scholarship money to enhance or further their expertise. This includes academic tuition scholarships, short-course professional development tuition scholarships, work experience placement opportunities, and grants for tourism and hospitality teachers for furthering their education or to gain industry work experience.

Contact: foundation@caribbeanhotelandtourism.com or call 571-436-4386 for more information. 

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