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The rewarding benefits of applying for the scholarship

Updated: Aug 14, 2022

Most students when they finish their high school on Bonaire they will opt to further their studies abroad. Most students will either go to Curacao, Aruba, The Netherlands or the United States. Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) stands for human capital development and wants the students to go out there and get to know the world. By experiencing a different country you will get so much inspiration which can have a positive impact on your future career.

When going abroad to study, students also have more expenses. Even though some Bonairean students can get a student loan (studiefinanciering) which will facilitate their studies and living expenses, they will eventually end up with a debt that may be a burden in the future. We are aware that living expenses are the main cost for a student that will be living on their own compared to the tuition fee. However, we want to help invest in the professional development of these students. That is why applying for this scholarship will make their experience much more pleasant and less stressful. Here are some great benefits and advantages of earning the scholarship:

Make education accessible and affordable

Some students on Bonaire are not eligible to receive a student loan because of their age, type of education or they may not have the Dutch nationality (yet). Because of this they will need to work to get an income so they can pay for their education and living expenses. This means they have less time to study. Having the scholarship will open doors and ease the life of the students. They will have more time to study and less time to worry about how they will pay for their education.

Lower student loan debt

Students who do get a student loan will also have a higher debt after they finish their studies. This may be a bit demotivating sometimes. By having the scholarship students will have less debts and can be more encouraging to continue and finish their education. When they are finished they can focus on their careers instead of worrying about how they will repay their student loan.

Study attention retention

Having a scholarship that pays for the education can actually reduce the risk of dropping out and not getting the degree that the students want. By reducing financial concerns, the scholarship can also mean more time for learning and studying, which can lead to better grades and increase the chances for continuing on to postgraduate studies.

Standout in the crowd

Earning a scholarship can actually make a person a more attractive job candidate. Employers who understand the competitive nature of the scholarship will recognize it as an accomplishment and demonstrates that the candidate has excellent academic capabilities. Scholarships are accomplishments worth listing on the resume and can help the candidate stand out when they search for a job and can even help them achieve the career they want.

Support employees in their continued education

High school or college students are not the only ones who need help. Employees in the tourism sector on Bonaire that are eager to continue to develop their skills can also benefit from this scholarship. The scholarships could support them and their continued educational needs. It may help them remain more engaged in the industry or create new opportunities.

Helps students to focus on their goals

The sole duty remains with them to focus on their goals. With the scholarship they have less worries about financial burdens and tensions and would only need to work hard towards achieving their educational goals.

These are just a few of the great benefits of the Bonaire Tourism Scholarship Program. Now that you have an overview, we invite you to apply now and don't forget to dream big!


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