Neil Kolton, director of Interval International, second from left, presents a donation to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace earlier this year. At left is Nadine Rankin, vice president of the foundation; and at right is Karolin Troubetzkoy, CHTA president and Ernest Dwight, chair of the foundation’s auction committee.

MIAMI — The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year, including the Virgin Islands.

Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people applied this year and scholarships range, on average, from $2,000 to $5,000 and are exclusively for tuition costs. Universities such as Johnson & Wales provide matching grants for CHTAEF recipients, doubling the scholarship awards.