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CFVI Reminds Public of Approaching Deadline for Academic Scholarships

March 25, 2009 – Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) reminds the public of the approaching deadline for the 2009 Academic Scholarships, which is April 3. CFVI is now accepting applications for scholarships to help V.I. students pay tuition costs for the 2009-2010 school year, according to a press release from CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown.
This year the foundation will have two new scholarships to add to its list: A9-VI Recycling Scholarship and the Standard Pacific Capital Holding Scholarship. With these new scholarships, CFVI will be distributing in excess of $185,000 in 2009.
Undergraduate Scholarships
A9-VI Recycling Scholarships: Two scholarships of $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or a related field.
Anna Walsh Scholar Awards: Up to $10,000 in one-year, renewable grants to students that have applied to or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university.
Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship: One-year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2009.
Coral World Scholarship: $3,500 to a student pursuing a four-year degree in science at any accredited college or university, with first preference going to applicants in the fields of environmental science or marine biology.
Government Employee Retirement System Scholarships: Up to three renewable grants of approximately $3,500 each to graduating high school students who are dependents of contributing members of GERS.
Heavy Materials Scholarships: 15 four-year scholarships of up to $3,750 a year to young V.I. residents who have, or whose parents have, resided in the USVI for at least 10 years to attend college, technical or vocational school.
Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship: $2,000 a year for four years to a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School.
Standard Pacific Capital Holdings Scholarship: $5,000 scholarship towards tuition to a graduating high school student who is interested in early childhood/elementary education as a career.
Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Awards: $2,000 in awards to students with outstanding records in community service that have applied to or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Tunick Family Fund Scholarship: An award of $1,000 to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands with academic excellence and financial need who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.
William Otto and Shari Decker Music Scholarship: Up to $5,000 in scholarships to graduating students from Charlotte Amalie High School or Ivanna Eudora Kean High School who plan to major in music.
Graduate Scholarships:
In addition to the scholarships for undergraduate students, CFVI also has the following scholarships available for students pursuing graduate degrees:
Lana Vento Fund Scholarships: Scholarships to two Caribbean students ($5,000 in year one and $2,500 in year two) who enroll in the Master of Marine and Environmental Science Program at the University of the Virgin Islands.
NSL 80th Birthday Fund Scholarship: An award of $2,000 each year to a student pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the social sciences or the fine arts.
Applications are available:
· On St. Thomas – The Family Connection Center at Vitraco Mall or
Draughting Shaft at Havensight
· On St. John – Connections
· On St. Croix – Chamber of Commerce, 3009 Orange Grove, Suite 12
Forms may also be downloaded directly from the CFVI Web site: www.cfvi.net or picked up at CFVI's office in Royal Dane Mall, St. Thomas.
Completed scholarship application and all accompanying documentation must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 3, and mailed to:
CFVI Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, V.I. 00801.
The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will formally announce award winners at CFVI's annual meeting in June.

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March 25, 2009 - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) reminds the public of the approaching deadline for the 2009 Academic Scholarships, which is April 3. CFVI is now accepting applications for scholarships to help V.I. students pay tuition costs for the 2009-2010 school year, according to a press release from CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown.
This year the foundation will have two new scholarships to add to its list: A9-VI Recycling Scholarship and the Standard Pacific Capital Holding Scholarship. With these new scholarships, CFVI will be distributing in excess of $185,000 in 2009.
Undergraduate Scholarships
A9-VI Recycling Scholarships: Two scholarships of $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or a related field.
Anna Walsh Scholar Awards: Up to $10,000 in one-year, renewable grants to students that have applied to or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university.
Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship: One-year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2009.
Coral World Scholarship: $3,500 to a student pursuing a four-year degree in science at any accredited college or university, with first preference going to applicants in the fields of environmental science or marine biology.
Government Employee Retirement System Scholarships: Up to three renewable grants of approximately $3,500 each to graduating high school students who are dependents of contributing members of GERS.
Heavy Materials Scholarships: 15 four-year scholarships of up to $3,750 a year to young V.I. residents who have, or whose parents have, resided in the USVI for at least 10 years to attend college, technical or vocational school.
Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship: $2,000 a year for four years to a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School.
Standard Pacific Capital Holdings Scholarship: $5,000 scholarship towards tuition to a graduating high school student who is interested in early childhood/elementary education as a career.
Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Awards: $2,000 in awards to students with outstanding records in community service that have applied to or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university.
Tunick Family Fund Scholarship: An award of $1,000 to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands with academic excellence and financial need who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.
William Otto and Shari Decker Music Scholarship: Up to $5,000 in scholarships to graduating students from Charlotte Amalie High School or Ivanna Eudora Kean High School who plan to major in music.
Graduate Scholarships:
In addition to the scholarships for undergraduate students, CFVI also has the following scholarships available for students pursuing graduate degrees:
Lana Vento Fund Scholarships: Scholarships to two Caribbean students ($5,000 in year one and $2,500 in year two) who enroll in the Master of Marine and Environmental Science Program at the University of the Virgin Islands.
NSL 80th Birthday Fund Scholarship: An award of $2,000 each year to a student pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the social sciences or the fine arts.
Applications are available:
· On St. Thomas - The Family Connection Center at Vitraco Mall or
Draughting Shaft at Havensight
· On St. John - Connections
· On St. Croix - Chamber of Commerce, 3009 Orange Grove, Suite 12
Forms may also be downloaded directly from the CFVI Web site: www.cfvi.net or picked up at CFVI's office in Royal Dane Mall, St. Thomas.
Completed scholarship application and all accompanying documentation must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 3, and mailed to:
CFVI Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, V.I. 00801.
The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will formally announce award winners at CFVI's annual meeting in June.