Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism Continues Scholarship Program for Students Planning Careers in Tourism

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Scholarship represents the Government’s effort to facilitate more Caymanian involvement in the tourism industry

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The Ministry of Tourism is once again inviting applicants for the Ministry of Tourism Scholarship Program. Caymanians wishing to pursue a Bachelor degree in a tourism or tourism-related discipline are urged to apply for one of the available scholarships. Also, secondary consideration will be given for tourism or tourism related studies for Masters degrees.

Since its inception in 1996, this annual scholarship has awarded over 95 students either full or partial scholarships. Many of these students have gone on to work full time in the tourism industry, and some of the “Ministry’s graduates” now hold senior positions at the Department of Tourism and other tourism establishments, most notably the Department of Tourism’s Director, Shomari Scott, acting.

One of the primary goals of the online scholarship is to attract a steady stream of skilled and enthusiastic tourism professionals who can actively contribute to the future prosperity of the tourism sector. The Ministry and Department of Tourism are working hard to achieve this through the Scholarship Program and through other initiatives such as the Tourism Apprenticeship Training Program.

Local students were awarded MOT scholarships in disciplines such as Marketing, Public Relations and Communications, Tourism and Environmental Management, Hotel Management, Travel Tourism and Hospitality and the Visual Arts at universities and colleges in the US, England and Canada.

For further information about the scholarship program please contact Ms. Dianne Conolly at the Department of Tourism by telephone at 244-1252 or by email at dconolly(at)caymanislands(dot)ky.

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About Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism
The Department of Tourism was established in 1974 and falls under the mandate of the Ministry of Financial Services, Tourism and Development. This Ministry organises and directs the activities for many departments all of which have similar goals; to protect the environment, support the economy, promote the islands as a premier destination for visitors and to support local businesses and business people.

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