US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

CHTAEF_logo-25-yearsU.S. Virgin Islands students and industry professionals are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation so they can pursue higher education or professional development in the tourism and hospitality field. Scholarships are awarded with support from CHTAEF sponsors including Virgin Holidays, Interval International, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Johnson & Wales University and Florida International University.

CHTAEF is accepting applications for its scholarship program until March 30 at 5 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time. Applications are available in English and Spanish via: or by contacting Lisa Hamilton, president, U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association, at or 774-6835. Applications must be submitted with the approval of the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism Association in order to be considered.

Scholarships are awarded for study at any approved college or university including, but not limited to, the University of the Virgin Islands and local community colleges throughout the Caribbean.

Scholarship recipients will be advised of their approval status and, if accepted, the amount of their award, no earlier than May 25.

“We encourage all of our hospitality students and professionals to apply for scholarships offered by the CHTA Education Foundation,” said Lisa Hamilton. “The tourism industry is a vital economic resource for our islands and these scholarships present an opportunity for motivated individuals to pursue higher education and career training regardless of financial need.”

Contact or call 571-436-4386 for more information.