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  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarships.
  • All Scholarship Applications must be received by CHTA Education Foundation (CHTAEF) no later than April 15, 2017.
  • Transcripts of Secondary School or High School grades or the most recent College grades must be included and attached to the application.
  • A recent photo of the applicant must be submitted with the application in jpeg or similar format.
  • Three (3) references (recommendations) must be submitted and, at least one of the recommendations must come from a hotel or tourism industry person.  If applicable, an endorsement letter from an employer should be included.
  • An endorsement letter from your local National Hotel Association in your destination must be included.
  • CHTAEF is a green organization and the Scholarship Application process is paperless.  You can fill in this application online and send it online.  If you have any questions please call 571-436-4386. Please e-mail the completed application to
  • Scholarships are awarded for Tuition Only and funds will be sent directly to the University or College directly to pay for or subsidize tuition.  No money will be sent to students.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of scholarships does CHTAEF offer?

CHTAEF currently provides the following types of awards to worthy Caribbean nationals who demonstrate a strong commitment to the industry and the potential for future success:

  • ‪Academic‬
  • ‪Professional Development
  • ‪Tourism & Hospitality Teacher
  • ‪‪Work Experience placements
  • ‪‪Internships

Academic, Professional Development and Teacher scholarships are for tuition costs only. Successful Work Experience applicants will receive a stipulated airfare / visa / travel expense / stipend contribution. -This is NOT available to academic, professional development and teacher applicants.

CHTAEF Scholarships range on average from $500 to $5,000 with some Scholarships at a value of up to $10,000. Please remember to show how you will fund your entire tuition costs on your application form.

What costs do these scholarships cover?

CHTAEF supports tuition fees only. We support courses with start dates from June 1 of year of application through the fall of the year of the application.. We do not pay for past tuition costs or loans.

You will need support from other sources for tuition fees, travel, accommodation, educational expenses such as text books. Past scholars have sought support from Scholarship Programs from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Regional Banks & Insurance Companies, National Hotel Associations; from National Education Boards & Governmental Assistance; National Corporations; and from employers through loan schemes (particularly in the case of Professional Development short courses).

It is the applicant’s responsibility to source required funding streams to support their application and to show these sources on our application form. Please use your ingenuity, the internet & your local hotel association to assist you in researching other funding opportunities.

How are the scholarship winners chosen?

Please note the CHTAEF Selection Committee reviews EVERY application and we make our decisions based on the merit of the application against the strength of other applications in any given year. EVERY successful scholar must RE-APPLY annually for continued support consideration.

Conditions of receiving a CHTAEF scholarship include maintaining contact with CHTAEF, giving regular updates and photos on your progress, keeping your contact details current, passing on your knowledge through community outreach and, in the case of degree studies, maintaining a higher than 3.00 GPA.

Every CHTAEF Scholar must return to the Caribbean region and work in Hospitality or Tourism related field for a minimum of 2-years following their degree study (6-months following Professional Development study).

If you are unable or unwilling to comply with these criteria, please do not apply to CHTAEF for scholarship consideration.

How you can prepare yourself for degree and professional development applications?

CHTAEF is a scholarship organization – we do not facilitate any courses. We review Scholarship applications only from Caribbean nationals to study hospitality & tourism related courses taught by reputable educational institutions worldwide.

Where to study?

CHTAEF has a list of Affiliated Institutions – some offering matching grants. We encourage you to review this list and review their course offerings through their websites. Naturally, we prefer to support these institutions.

CHTAEF will consider supporting non-affiliated institutions that are reputable and the applicant can give detailed course specifics and a website link in their application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to source the necessary information about the course(s) they wish to study and the institution where they wish to study. Check with our mentors on our PROGRAMS page for more assistance.

We encourage applicants to seek courses that require dynamic interactive ‘live’ teaching styles or a combination of live classroom and internet coursework. We will consider online courses but prefer courses where actual engagement with tutors and other students is possible.

When are the scholarship winners announced?

Upon consideration of the application (which must be made using our application form that is available now and must be submitted electronically between January 4 and April 15) we advise each applicant by email by June, not before, of their success and amount of their award or giving our regrets that we are unable to support their application.