The Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation was established in 1997 as a not-for-profit corporation, registered in the State of New York, formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation’s first set of scholarships and study grants were awarded in 1998.

2020 Scholarships Grants

The CTO Scholarship Foundation wishes to thank everyone who submitted applications for the 2020 scholarships and grants. The awardees are below:


Antonia Pierre, Dominica - the Bonita Morgan Scholarship to study tourism management at the University of the West Indies.
Allyson Jno Baptiste, Dominica - the Audrey Palmer Hawks Scholarship to study hospitality management at Monroe College in New York. She will begin her studies online.


Jenneil Gardener, Jamaica - study grant for a programme in tourism management at the University of the West Indies.
Venessa Richardson, Saint Lucia - a study grant for courses in hospitality management at Monroe College in Saint Lucia.
Chelsea Esquivel, Belize - study grant for her studies in culinary and gastronomic sciences at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland.


Our Objective

The Foundation supports individuals who are nationals of CTO member countries interested in pursuing studies in tourism, hospitality and foreign language training, who demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and leadership, and who express a strong interest in making a contribution to the development of Caribbean tourism.

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Scholarship & Grant Awardees

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Ezra Bailey
Ezra Bailey
The financial support offered to me by CTO was a platform for me to complete my B.BA in Hospitality Management. I graduated in 2013 with Summa Cum Lande Honors, (3.95 GPA) and made my family, friends and country proud of my…
Trinidad and Tobago
Julaine Rigg
Julaine Rigg
To date I am extremely grateful to CTO for this scholarship.  I was able to complete my studies which would not have been possible without the aid of the CTO.  Gaining a higher level of knowledge in the tourism and…
Dave Headley
Dave Headley
The financial support I received from CTO definitely made it possible to pursue my study of interest that otherwise would of been very difficult to achieve.  The CTO Foundation has definitely been and continues to be a…
Saint Lucia

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CTO Scholarship Foundation Awards Five Caribbean Students for 2020/2021

NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2020) -- The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation is awarding two scholarships and three study grants for 2020/21 despite the fundraising challenges that the organisation 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.