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Ministry of Tourism Announces Annual Scholarship Programme

Government 15 Dec, 2022 Follow News

Ministry of Tourism Announces Annual Scholarship Programme

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism is inviting applications for its annual scholarship. For the past 26 years, the Ministry of Tourism scholarships has been awarded to hundreds of students as either full or partial scholarships to further their education locally or internationally.  

The annual scholarship is designed for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’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 scholarship programme is an effort on the part of the Ministry of Tourism to increase the number of Caymanians involved in the tourism sector, providing them with access to a strong educational foundation which will prepare them for up to senior level positions.

The Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Kenneth Bryan remarked, “Tourism is a pillar of our economy and it is therefore essential that we provide young Caymanians with the foundation and qualifications needed to thrive in this industry. The government is investing heavily in training and the scholarship programme is just one of the many opportunities that the Department of Tourism is making available to our young people who wish to develop a career in tourism and hospitality.”

In awarding this scholarship, the following criteria will be taken into account. Candidates must:

• Be Caymanian and 17 years of age or older;

• Have proof of having resided in the Cayman Islands for 5 years prior to application for the Ministry of Tourism Scholarship e.g. a letter from the most recent school attended or letter from parent’s employer is required.;

• Produce proof of acceptance at a regionally accredited institution ranked competitive or higher;

• Be studying a programme in Tourism or a tourism-related field;

• Be in good health and of good character. Two-character references are required: one academic and one from a non-relative should be submitted with the application.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

The Ministry of Tourism scholarship application form can be accessed at scholarships.ourcayman.ky . For further information about the Ministry of Tourism scholarship please contact the scholarship team via email at motscholars@caymanislands.ky  or call 949-0623. 

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