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.

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Bonita Morgan with Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan, son of Bonita Moran, former Director of Human Resources at the CTO, will be running a mile every hour for 24 hours to raise funds for the Bonita Morgan Memorial Scholarship in association with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

In April 2018, Bonita Morgan lost her fight with cancer, which was a huge blow for the family as she passed away at the early age of 61. In recognition of her successful tenure of over 20 years, first as the Head of Human Resources at CTO, and later on her significant contribution as the CTO Director of Resource Mobilisation and Development, the CTO Scholarship Foundation ( created a scholarship in her name in 2019, so that her legacy can live on helping individuals throughout the Caribbean.

However, times have been quite difficult, and funding that would have helped more individuals in the Caribbean have run low. Therefore, for Jonathan's run on Saturday, May 28, 2022, the goal is to raise USD$2,000 ahead of the announcement of the 2022 scholarship awardees. The 1 mile on the hour for 24 hours.

Click the link to donate to the Bonita Morgan Memorial Scholarship, every cent counts. Thank you for your contribution!

Applications closed for 2022

The deadline for submitting entries was Friday, 13 May 2022. Scholarship winners will be announced by the end of June 2022.

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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Nyssa Pierre
Receiving a scholarship from the Foundation is truly an honour. I am certain there were many applicants from across the region, all of whom would have brought a different focus and individual missions. To be recognized as…
Trinidad and Tobago
Duane Duncan
Duane Duncan
Firstly, being a Caribbean Tourism Organisation Foundation Scholarship recipient is a privilege. Having been considered for such an award I believe that to whom much is given much is expected. It brings to mind the added…
Trinidad and Tobago
Nikisha Rabess
Nikisha Rabess
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, "It is today we must create the world of the future,” and thus, I am tremendously grateful to the CTO Foundation for affording me this life-changing experience of gaining such assistance to…

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