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Scholarship for Simmons

Scholarship for Simmons

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (August, 2006) – The Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) has awarded 39 academic scholarships and professional development grants, totaling a record amount of US$144,500, to talented Caribbean students who work in the hotel and tourism sector, through the Caribbean Hotel Foundation (CHF) – the largest scholarship program in the Caribbean hospitality industry and one of the top programs in the industry worldwide.{{more}}

The total of funds awarded represents a 14% percent increase over 2005 ($126,000). The increase was possible partly through the generous contribution of private sector patrons, including Virgin Holidays, Interval International, The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Royal Caribbean, and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Colette Simmons, the only winner from St. Vincent, was granted with a scholarship of US$3,000 to continue a Bsc. in Hotel Management at the Centre for Hotel & Tourism Management in Nassau, Bahamas.

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