Minister of Tourism Arrindell encourages nationals to apply for CTO Scholarship/Grant for tourism and hospitality studies

Minister Hon. Ingrid Arrindell of the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), is encouraging members of the community to apply for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation program.


The CTO is now accepting applications for scholarships and study grants from Caribbean nationals in CTO member countries.


The main aim of the CTO Foundation is to provide opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.


The foundation selects individuals who demonstrate high levels of achievement and leadership both within and outside the classroom, and who express a strong interest in making a positive contribution to Caribbean tourism.


The foundation offers the following types of assistance: scholarships of up to US$12,000; study grants of up to US$2,500; and a scholarship of up to US$2,500 offered in the name of CTO’s former Director of Research and Information Management, Arley Sobers. 


Studies can be pursued both within and outside the region.  Interested persons must fill out forms; supply all necessary information and return directly to the CTO headquarters, in Barbados before the April, 29, 2016 deadline.


Application forms are downloaded-able from the the CTO website:


Since 1998, the CTO Foundation has provided 101 major scholarships and 141 study grants to deserving Caribbean nationals, amounting to just over US$906,000.


Major Foundation sponsors include American Express, American Airlines, Interval International, the CTO Chapters worldwide and numerous allied members.