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Trinity launches talent search competition 2008

Trinity International School of Tourism Management will award several academic scholarships for the academic year 2008 – 2009, to gifted candidates who wish to study hospitality and tourism management at TRINITY. The competition is open to all high school graduates who meet the entrance qualifications listed below. Students in their final year of high school (graduating summer 2008) are also welcome to participate.

The International Talent Search Competition will take place at TRINITY International School of Tourism Management (Terra Maris Hotel, GR 700 14 Limin Hersonissos, Iraklion, Crete, Greece) on Wednesday May 14th 2008. Candidates living outside the area will be offered the opportunity to participate “on-line”.

The aim of the competition is to identify and support gifted individuals who wish to obtain a university level education at an English speaking institution of higher learning and to pursue a managerial career in the hospitality and tourism industry.

With this initiative, TRINITY underlines its commitment to improving the quality of tourism through the development of new managers imbued with the culture, education and training required in the contemporary, competitive tourism and hospitality environment.

Qualifications for Participation

In order to participate in the competition, candidates are required:

  • To be High School (Lyceum) graduates with an average grade of 80% and above or High School seniors with an average grade of 80% and above
  • To be fluent in English
  • To submit a completed “Talent Search” application form
  • To submit all required documents as listed on the application form
  • To submit a 250 – 350 word essay. The topic for the essay is “Why I am considering Hospitality and Tourism Management as a desirable academic and career path”
  • To demonstrate a commitment to hard work.

Selection Procedure

Candidates are required to take a three hour written test designed to assess their:

  • Competence with the English Language
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Originality of approach
  • Problem solving ability

No special preparation is necessary.

Assessment Procedure: An Academic Committee consisting of the Chief Academic Officer, the Academic Dean and three faculty members of TRINITY will evaluate each candidate’s test performance. It should be noted that the scholarships will be awarded on the basis of prior academic achievement, letters of recommendation, participation in extracurricular activities, the essay submitted at the time of application and the Talent Search test results.

Finalists for the competition will be short-listed and interviewed by the Academic Committee. The scholarship recipients will then be announced and will begin their studies on September 22nd, 2008.

The Academic Scholarship covers tuition for one academic year only (it does not include accommodation costs, activity fees, text books and other extras).

Deadline for applications and supporting documents: April 30th, 2008.

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