According to the Hotel & Tourism Association of St. Kitts and Nevis, the scholarships are being made available through the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Scholarship Foundation.
The CTO is offering a number of scholarships to Caribbean nationals to advance their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree programme in Hospitality Management or a Master’s degree programme in Tourism/Hospitality Management, full-time study, at Monroe College in New York, NY, U.S.A. (website address: www.Monroecollege.edu) or at its campus in Saint Lucia, West Indies.
This very generous offer comes as a result of a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Monroe College and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in March 2012, which established a three year agreement for scholarships and study grants, to support students from the Caribbean to advance their tourism/hospitality education at Monroe College.
Scholarship awards will range from US$4,500.00 to US$18,660.00 annually, equally distributed over three semesters. The funds will be used to offset student tuition expenses at Monroe College. All scholarship and grant candidates must be new toMonroe College.
Monroe College was founded in 1933 with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future in the world. Monroe is recognized as a national leader in providing a focused, career-oriented,quality education to its student body with integration of classroom learning with real-world experience.
Monroe College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutionalaccrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council of Higher EducationAccreditation. It also has an offshore campus on the island of St. Lucia.Students interested in applying for these scholarships and study grant opportunities are asked to go tothe Caribbean Tourism Organization’s website at www.onecaribbean.org to look at eligibilityrequirements and to access the application forms. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2012.
Once CTO shortlists students for the scholarships and study grants, persons must also then meet the admission requirements of Monroe College for the 2012-2013 academic year, to begin study in one of the three semesters (Fall, Winter or Spring) and must be accepted under the college’s admission criteria for students seeking study under a F-1 Visa.
The College will expedite the processing of successful student applications so that students could start classes in September 2012 if they desire and if they can get the student visa and other financing matters organized in time. To maintain eligibility for thescholarship from year to year, the student would be required to meet the academicrequirements of Monroe College’s scholarship programmes, as outlined in the information onthe programme.
Before the study grants and scholarships are granted, the shortlisted applicants will have to prove that they can meet other expenses related to doing the programme abroad, including housing, meals, books, local transportation etc. and they will also be responsible for securing the U.S. F-1 Visa.