CHTAEF Breaks Record Awarding 36 Caribbean Students Scholarships Totalling Over US$140,000

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) recently showed much interest in allowing Caribbean nationals to be able to pursue higher education in hospitality and tourism fields by awarding a record number of scholarships to 36 Caribbean-based students for a total of US$141,800 in funding.

“This year’s applicant pool was so strong that the Board of Trustees had a difficult time in choosing who to provide funding for scholarships,” the chairman of CHTAEF, Richard Kahn,said. To learn more of college scholarship search scholarship-positions.com now.

“Most of the 85-plus applicants deserved to receive funds towards their education so they may become productive individuals working in the vital Caribbean hospitality industry. We are only limited by the funds we’ve been able to generate from corporate donors such as Interval International and Virgin Holidays as well as The New York Times Travel Show auction where hotel stays are donated from across the Caribbean and purchased by consumers thereby providing funds for scholarships.”

The students receiving the scholarships are said to include those who are either starting their studies or continuing their education in various specialties in the hospitality industry. The students selected were chosen based on their prior academic achievements, previous work or internships in the Caribbean hospitality industry and based on economic needs.

The 2015 scholarship winners are as follows. Listed along with their names are their home countries, the schools they are currently attending and the courses they are pursuing.

 

AnguillaSusan Brookes, to Anglia Ruskin for Human Resources; Zenya Greenaway, to University of the West Indies for Human Resources.

AntiguaLatoya Gonsalves, to Culinary Institute of America for Culinary; Tiffany Gordon, to University of Technology for Culinary; Kempton McCalmont, to University of the West Indies for Hospitality Management; Nadia Robinson, to Monroe College for Hospitality Management; Gabrielle Thomas, to Johnson & Wales Rhode Island for Culinary.

ArubaArantxa Alves, to Berkeley College of New York for Marketing; Christopher Geerman, to Florida International University for Hospitality Management.

BahamasKirvez Ferguson, to Johnson & Wales for Food Service Management; Brittney Hanna, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary; Tarran Simms, to Arizona State University for Sustainable Tourism; Dwayne Sinclair, to Kendall College for Hospitality Management; Donovan Smith, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary; Kenia Taylor, to Florida International University for Tourism Management; Blair Thompson, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary; Travis Delva, to Johnson & Wales for Hospitality Management.

BarbadosMadeline Layne, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary.

HaitiKareen Etienne, to Florida International University for Hospitality Management.

JamaicaKelsey Girod, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary; Josh Parkins, to Johnson & Wales Rhode Island for Culinary; Gason Powell, to Florida International University for Hospitality Management; Jordon Richards, to Johnson & Wales Rhode Island for Culinary.

Puerto RicoDruso Daubon, to Culinary Institute of America for Culinary; Patricia Diaz-Centeno, to Boston University for Event Management.

St. KittsJamila Boddie, to Florida International University for Restaurant Management.

St. LuciaPaulyn Eugene, to Trinidad &Tobago Hospitality Institute for Culinary; Sarah George, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary.

St. MaartenCaroline Nolasco, to University of St. Maarten for Hospitality Management.

Turks & CaicosAlisa Folkes, to Ashworth College for Tourism Management.

U.S. Virgin IslandsCathriellah Shabazz, to University of Virgin Islands for Hospitality Management; Emmaleah Turner, to University of Virgin Islands for Hospitality Management; Shekeenah Caesar, to Johnson & Wales for Hospitality Management.

Trinidad & TobagoSarah Jagdip, to Johnson & Wales for Culinary;  Sarita Singh, to Mount Saint Vincent University for Hospitality Management; Je Zen Levia, to Mount Saint Vincent University for Hospitality Management.

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