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CTO offers scholarships to attend Monroe College


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The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) – the international agency leading sustainable tourism in the region – is presenting Caribbean nationals with additional opportunities to pursue higher education in tourism and hospitality management.

The CTO, through its scholarship programme, the CTO Foundation, is offering a number of scholarships to students from member countries to advance their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree programme in Hospitality/ Tourism Management. The scholarships are for full-time study at Monroe College in New York (, at its campus in Saint Lucia, or for the college’s online course, and are for first time students.

This offer comes as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Monroe College and the CTO in 2011. The MOU 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 to US$18,660 annually. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2013.

Founded in 1933, Monroe College is recognized as a leading provider of focused, career-oriented, quality education which integrates classroom learning with real-world experience. The College, is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools in the United States.  It was founded with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future in the world.

Established in 1997, the CTO Foundation is registered in New York State as a Not-for-Profit Corporation, formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

Its main aim is to provide scholarships and study grants to students and industry personnel who are Caribbean nationals, from CTO-member countries, who wish to pursue studies in the areas of tourism/hospitality and language training.

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