By BBN Staff: Six young Belizeans are preparing to pursue further academic dreams in the field of tourism, and today the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) gave them important assistance.
The over fifty thousand dollars in scholarship money from the Belize Tourism Board is, according to the BTB’s Herbert Haylock, a worthwhile investment in the future.
Both Akheem O’Brien of Hattieville and Nissa August, of St. Ann’s village in the Belize District and currently attending the University of Belize, is the winner of the Jean Shaw Tourism Scholarship, dedicated to helping qualified females follow in its namesake’s footsteps, say they are still not sure what they want to be, but they know tourism is their future.
There was also a scholarship in culinary studies of 10 thousand dollars which was awarded to Einar Marin of St. John’s College Junior College during the Taste of Belize event earlier this year.
Scholarship winners are required to take internships at the Board or other tourism partners during their course of study. The Associate and Bachelor degree scholarships are tuition-only while the Jean Shaw scholarship covers all costs for a four-year course.