Two St. Thomas students are among seven 1999 V.I. high school graduates who are the recipients of HOVENSA’s first college scholarship awards.
Alex Moorhead, HOVENSA vice president, said the scholarships will continue for four years, provided that the students maintain good academic standing.
In addition, he said, 21 continuing college students — sophomores, juniors and seniors — who previously received scholarships from HOVENSA's predecessor, Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. (HOVIC), will continue to receive annual scholarships, under the same conditions, for the remainder of their four undergraduate years.
Prior to the formation of the HOVENSA joint venture, HOVIC paid out more than $1.7 million in scholarships over 26 years.
This year’s scholarship recipients are:
Beverly Bellot, a graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, who is enrolled at Rice University to study biology.
David Cruz, a St. Joseph's High School graduate, who is attending the University of Delaware to study chemical engineering.
Korrise King, a Eudora Kean graduate, who is at Columbia Union College to study computer science.
Natasha Liburd, an Education Complex graduate, who is at Rutgers University to study hotel and restaurant management.
Joan Obeius, a Central High School graduate, who is at the University of Houston studying business administration.
Esther Prince, a St. Joseph's graduate, who is at the University of Delaware studying environmental science.
Omari Williams, an Education Complex graduate who enrolled at the University of Tampa to study civil engineering.

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