Sandals govt chairman, Adam Stewart, has introduced the Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Tourism & Hospitality Scholarship.
The programme is designed to develop the following technology of Caribbean tourism leaders in honour of the late Sandals founder.
“My father fiercely believed within the energy of chance; he understood and celebrated the power of individuals to rise above their potential and attain nice issues,” stated Adam Stewart.
“This scholarship’s core mission is to make sure a powerful future for the Caribbean lodge trade by fuelling the expertise pipeline with alternative – a real reflection of my father’s ardour for the area and its potential.
“That’s why I’m delighted to honour his reminiscence and the instance he set by empowering our crew members to dream huge and dream brilliant.”
Funded by contributions raised by the Sandals Basis, the model’s non-profit philanthropic arm aimed toward making a distinction within the lives of the Caribbean individuals, the scholarship is on the market to full-time crew members who will likely be evaluated primarily based on their monetary wants, private attributes and success of their present position.
Working alongside the esteemed Sandals Company College and in partnership with native schools and universities, recipients of the scholarship will likely be eligible to obtain funding for as much as a four-year school programme in hospitality and tourism.
Purposes will likely be accessible by the SCU beginning in June.
“Once we launched the Sandals Basis in 2009, we did so to place a proper face to the philanthropic efforts my father championed since he opened the doorways of Sandals Montego Bay in 1981.
“It’s my honour now to ‘formalise’ this scholarship in his title, cementing his ardour for mentorship and his profound need to raise the promise of the Caribbean,” stated Stewart.