Two deserving scholars from the Caribbean region committed to studies in hospitality will receive a head start for the 2008-09 academic year, thanks to FirstCaribbean International Bank.
FirstCaribbean has teamed up with Johnson and Wales University, Florida International University (School of Hospitality and the CHA Education Foundation (CHAEF) to offer two Hospitality Industry Scholarships.
According to Horace Cobham, Managing Director, Corporate Banking, this is just one of the initiatives the Bank is undertaking to demonstrate its commitment to the growth of one of the region’s most flourishing industries.
‘As a partner of the CHA, we are dedicated to the development of the talent that fuels the Caribbean’s hospitality industry,’ he said in a press releae. ‘FirstCaribbean is pleased to provide two of the region’s brightest with an opportunity to develop key knowledge in an industry that is vital to the development of our Caribbean communities.’
The financial- and merit-based awards will be granted to successful applicants who have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in a related programme at JWU or FIU.
Through the unique partnership between CHAEF and these universities, the winning scholars will be eligible to receive additional benefits.
Both FIU and JWU have developed a global reputation as ranking among the United States’ leading hospitality management schools, which provide scholastic opportunities in specialities, including Hospitality and Global Tourism Management.
FirstCaribbean is an Allied Member of the Caribbean Hotel Association and in 2005, signed a strategic partnership agreement with the organisation.
The Caribbean Hotel Association Education Foundation is a non-profit organization, through which scholarships and special assistance is made available for the education of Caribbean hotel industry personnel and students pursuing hotel careers.
Full scholarship details are available at www.firstcaribbeanbank.com/