Tourism study money on offer

| 27/02/2009

(CNS): Young Caymanians interested in a career in tourism are being given the opportunity to apply for government funding to fulfil their dreams. Applications are now open for the 2009 Ministry ofTourism Scholarship for students who want to study a Bachelor’s Degree in an approved tourism or tourism-related discipline and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. 

In its thirteenth year, this scholarship programme has already helped many Caymanians and represents an effort on the part of the Ministry of Tourism 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.

 Criteria checklists and application forms can be found here. The deadline for receipt of all submissions is Friday, 1 May, and shortlisted applicants will also have to undergo an interview with the Scholarship Committee. For further information about the Ministry of Tourism Scholarship, please contact Racquel Brown at the Department of Tourism at (345) 244 1283 or


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