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Findlay-Scrubb awarded tourism scholarship

Findlay-Scrubb awarded tourism scholarship


Faylene Findlay-Scrubb, Tourism Planner in the Ministry of Tourism, is among six Caribbean nationals awarded scholarships by the CTO Foundation, the scholarship program of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

This year, the foundation is granting a record amount in scholarships and grants to assist Caribbean nationals pursuing tourism/hospitality studies, as well as those seeking to gain proficiency in a second language.{{more}}

The Foundation is awarding six scholarships and 10 study grants to the tune of US$72,000, the largest amount of funding ever granted since the inception of the scholarship program in 1998.

Scholarships ranging from US$6,000 to US$14,000 – plus airline tickets on American Airlines for those studying in the United States and the United Kingdom – were granted to Amanda Charles of Dominica, Diana Maldonado of the Dominican Republic, Nicole Johnson-Young of Jamaica, and Jala Bernard and Brent Smith of Trinidad and Tobago, and Findlay-Scrubb.

All six are studying at the Masters level in various tourism-related disciplines: Charles is pursuing an MSc in Tourism Administration at George Washington University; Maldonado is completing her MSc in Hospitality Management at Florida International University; Johnson-Young is at Oxford Brooks University for a degree in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Management; Scrubb is attending the University of Surrey for an MSc in Tourism Planning and Development; Bernard is doing her MSc in Human Resource Management for the Tourism and Hospitality Industry at the University of Strathclyde; and Smith is at the University of Surrey for an MSc in Tourism Planning and Development.

The recipients of the study grants are pursuing different levels of certification in tourism/hospitality and proficiency in a second language.

“These are all very deserving candidates whom we are confident will not only make the Caribbean proud, but will make significant contributions to the sustainable development of the region after completing their areas of study,” said Bonita Morgan, the CTO’s director of human resources.