Two young Dominicans are among 5 awardees from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation.
The foundation is awarding two scholarships and three grants for 2020/2021 despite the fundraising challenges that the organization has endured during the COVID-19 crisis.
The five students receiving funds will be studying tourism and hospitality management as well as culinary arts at universities in the U.S., the Caribbean and Ireland.
Jacqueline Johnson, CTO Foundation chairman and president of the Global Bridal Group said in a press statement that while the CTO always wants to do more than they have the funds for, they are proud to be able to help these five students further their tourism education and return to the Caribbean as future leaders in tourism.
Antonia Pierre, from Dominica, received the Bonita Morgan scholarship to study tourism management at the university of the west indies.
Allyson Jno Baptiste, also from Dominica, was awarded the Audrey Palmer Hawks scholarship to study hospitality management at Monroe college in New York.
St Lucia, Belize and Jamaica also received grants to assist one student in their studies in culinary arts or tourism and hospitality.
Since 1998 the CTO foundation has provided 117 major scholarships and 178 study grants to deserving Caribbean nationals, amounting to over US $1million.