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Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (DOT)

Facilitating more Caymanian involvement in the tourism industry.

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) organises and directs the activities for many departments all of which have similar goals; to protect the environment, support the economy, promote the islands as a premier destination for visitors and to support local businesses.

Scholarship Programme

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) Scholarship Programme represents the Government’s efforts to facilitate more Caymanian involvement in the tourism industry. It is designed for students who demonstrate a financial need and strong evidence of their desire and intent to pursue a Bachelors or Masters Degree in tourism or a tourism related discipline.

Scholarship details:

Since its inception in 1996, this annual scholarship has awarded over 150 students full or partial scholarships. Many of these students have gone on to work full time in the tourism industry, and now some hold senior positions at the Department of Tourism and other tourism establishments. Historically MOT scholars have earned degrees in disciplines such as marketing, public relations and communications, tourism and environmental management, hotel management, travel tourism and hospitality and the visual arts at universities and colleges in the US, England and Canada.


  • Caymanian or hold Caymanian status
  • Between 17-25 years of age
  • A resident in the Cayman Islands for a minimum of four years prior to applying
  • Accepted to a competitively ranked accredited institution and have the necessary academic background to achieve success
  • A strong communicator with good interpersonal skills, work ethic and character

Application deadline:

All applications for the MOT Scholarship Programme must be submitted by the end of the first week of May. For further information, please contact Tunisia Barnes at the Department of Tourism.

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  • A full scholarship can be awarded for a maximum of four years
  • US$25,000 is available per academic year
  • Partial scholarships may be awarded at the committee’s discretion
  • Students are required to return to Cayman and work in the tourism field for the period of time equivalent to their scholarship
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the first year and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, with no failures thereafter
  • Scholars are required to complete at least one eight-week internship during their studies

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