Ministry offering tourism scholarships

The Ministry of Tourism is inviting applications for the 2009 Ministry of Tourism Scholarship.

In its 13th year, this scholarship programme has aided numerous Caymanian students in furthering their education, notes a press release.

The annual scholarship is designed for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in an approved tourism or tourism-related discipline and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance in order to achieve this goal.

The grants represent an effort to increase the number of Caymanians involved in the tourism sector, in particular at senior level positions.

‘It is essential to the future of this country that we encourage and assist young Caymanians as best we can so that they are positioned to become leaders in Cayman’s tourism industry,’ said Minister of Tourism Charles Clifford.

‘This scholarship will ensure that any young Caymanian interested in tourism and the industry’s many components, will have the opportunity to become qualified in those areas.’

To be considered for this funding, candidates must possess the right to be Caymanian; must be over 17 years of age; have proof of having resided in the Cayman Islands for five years prior to applying for the scholarship; have proof of acceptance from an approved institution; must be studying a programme in a tourism or tourism related field and be in good health and of good character.

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Criteria checklists and application forms can be found on www.caymanislands.ky/motscholarship.

The deadline for receipt of all submissions is Friday, 1 May and short-listed applicants will also have to undergo an interview with the Scholarship Committee.

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