What types of scholarships does CHTAEF offer?
CHTAEF currently provides scholarship awards to worthy Caribbean nationals who demonstrate a strong commitment to the industry and the potential for future success. All scholarships are for tuition costs only. CHTAEF Scholarships range on average from $500 to $5,000. Candidates must show how they will fund your entire tuition costs on the application form including other scholarships they expect to receive.
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. Candidates will need to demonstrate financial 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 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.
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 scholarship recipient must RE-APPLY annually for continued support consideration by maintaining at least a 30 GPA and submitting their college transcripts by the submission deadline date. 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. If you are unable or unwilling to comply with these criteria, please do not apply to CHTAEF for scholarship consideration.
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 by April 15) we advise each applicant by email by early June, not before, of their success and amount of their award or giving our regrets that we are unable to support their application.