BTB offers four Scholarships Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

The Belize Tourism Board presented four lucky recipients with scholarships all relating to the field of tourism. The short ceremony took place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the BTB Conference Room where the recipients and family members were present.

The program, which has been in effect for over 5 years, seeks specifically to benefit students that wish to endeavor into the field of tourism. Financial support given to recipients is accompanied with individual agreements. Each scholarship beneficiary enters a specific concord with the Board which generally stipulates that the scholar maintains a certain GPA and performs well since all their efforts should be dedicated to their work rather than on the financial burdens of studying. After their study periods, each recipient has the opportunity to join the BTB for a short period.

Also present at the ceremony was Hon. Manuel Heredia, Minister with the responsibility of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The minister gave words of encouragement and congratulations to the four young persons. He then presented them with the scholarship packages.

Kody Roches will be pursuing an Associate Degree in tourism. Rayeli Ake will pursue a Bachelors Degree in the field in Corozal. Emilse Marin was the recipient of the Jean Shaw Full Scholarship and will be attending the University of Belize. Norberto Alvarado, in a one year program, will venture to Mexico after being awarded a Culinary Scholarship from BTB.