The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands invites public and private school students who are in the 10th and 11th grades to apply for the Windward Capital 2010 Summer Enrichment Program Scholarship.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Windward Capital Fund at CFVI will provide scholarships to students seeking to attend academically rigorous summer enrichment programs at stateside institutions of higher learning. Since 2004, CFVI has awarded more than $270,000 in scholarships to high school students in the territory. This summer scholarship program was initiated by Windward Capital LLC, a financial services firm located in the Grand Hotel on St. Thomas.
The Windward Capital Fund was established to enhance the educational experiences of children and youth in the Virgin Islands. This is one of over 90 funds that have been established by CFVI.
To qualify for a Windward Capital Summer Enrichment Scholarship, a student must:
• Be a 10th or 11th grader in a public or private high school on St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix
• Be accepted by/or have applied to a summer enrichment program
• Have an average cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
• Demonstrate financial need
Applications are available at the CFVI office in Royal Dane Mall, on the foundation’s Web site, www.cfvi.net or by calling 774-6031.
Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate extraordinary academic as well as community service oriented accomplishments. The quality of the enrichment program will also be an important consideration. These summer scholarships are available for a wide range of enrichment programs, including but not limited to music, the arts, entrepreneurship and community leadership.
Applications must be submitted to CFVI no later than May 3, but applicants are encouraged to submittheir materials as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they are received.
For more information, call CFVI at 774-6031.