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Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

Feb. 12, 2007 – Applications are now available for the 2007 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, which is a four-year scholarship for graduating students who have been accepted to a college or university for attendance in the fall of 2007, according to a press release from the District Acting Superintendent Lisa Forde.
Annually administered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education, the scholarship program complies with section 419E of the Higher Education Act of 1965. As part of this program, five Byrd scholars receive awards of $1,500 per year that can be renewed for a maximum of eight consecutive university or college semesters upon submission of required evidence showing maintenance of eligibility.
To be considered for the scholarship award a student must meet the following criteria:
1. Satisfactorily complete secondary school or GED requirements
2. Show evidence of enrollment at an institution of higher education
3. Must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and promise of continued academic achievement.
Students can obtain applications from guidance counselors at public, private and parochial schools throughout the district, the Office of the Commissioner – 1834 Kongens Gade (Education Street) and at the Superintendent's Office located at the Curriculum Center in Estate Tutu. The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., Friday, March 16.
For more information contact, Patricia A. Nathan, director of curriculum, at 775-2250, extension 229 or Wynn Canton at ext. 8571.

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