Four young Bermudians who hope to make careers in the tourism industry have received a financial boost from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

The four scholarships mean that 40 young Bermudians have now been the beneficiaries of hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships since Royal Caribbean joined forces with the Bermuda Department of Tourism to aid Bermudian tourism students.

Tourism Minister Ewart Brown and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line?s vice president of government relations Michael Ronan presented the scholarships on board the RCCL-owned ship on Monday.

?Over the past several years we have showcased this commitment by pioneering several initiatives aimed at supporting members of our community who wish to embark on careers associated with the hospitality industry,? Dr. Brown said.