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SEVEN STUDENTS RECEIVE HOVENSA SCHOLARSHIPS

Seven Virgin Islands high school students who graduated in June have been given scholarships from HOVENSA’s first award of college scholarship grants.
Alex Moorhead, HOVENSA vice president, said the scholarship grants will continue for four years, as long as the students maintain good academic standing. Moorhead said that in addition to the current batch of seven students, 21 other students — now sophomores, juniors or seniors — who have received grants in previous years will receive annual scholarship grants for the remainder of their four years.
Prior to the formation of the HOVENSA joint venture, Hess Oil of the Virgin Islands paid a total of more than $1.7 million in scholarship grants during the 26 years that the program has been in existence.
This year’s seven students are:
Beverly Bellot, a graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean H.S., She will attend Rice University to study biology.
David Cruz, a St. Joseph High School grad, will attend the University of Delaware to study chemical engineering.
Korrise King, a Ivanna Eudora Kean High School graduate, will attend Columbia Union College to study computer science.
Natasha Liburd, an Ed Complex graduate, will attend Rutgers University to study hotel and restaurant management.
Joan Obeius, a Central High School graduate, will study business administration at the University of Houston.
Esther Prince, a St. Joseph graduate, will study environmental science at the University of Delaware.
Omari Williams, a graduate of the Ed Complex, will go to the University of Tampa to study civil engineering.

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Seven Virgin Islands high school students who graduated in June have been given scholarships from HOVENSA’s first award of college scholarship grants.
Alex Moorhead, HOVENSA vice president, said the scholarship grants will continue for four years, as long as the students maintain good academic standing. Moorhead said that in addition to the current batch of seven students, 21 other students -- now sophomores, juniors or seniors -- who have received grants in previous years will receive annual scholarship grants for the remainder of their four years.
Prior to the formation of the HOVENSA joint venture, Hess Oil of the Virgin Islands paid a total of more than $1.7 million in scholarship grants during the 26 years that the program has been in existence.
This year’s seven students are:
Beverly Bellot, a graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean H.S., She will attend Rice University to study biology.
David Cruz, a St. Joseph High School grad, will attend the University of Delaware to study chemical engineering.
Korrise King, a Ivanna Eudora Kean High School graduate, will attend Columbia Union College to study computer science.
Natasha Liburd, an Ed Complex graduate, will attend Rutgers University to study hotel and restaurant management.
Joan Obeius, a Central High School graduate, will study business administration at the University of Houston.
Esther Prince, a St. Joseph graduate, will study environmental science at the University of Delaware.
Omari Williams, a graduate of the Ed Complex, will go to the University of Tampa to study civil engineering.