Now is the time to apply for college scholarships, and the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands announced Monday the list of available 2012 scholarships.
“CFVI is grateful to our generous donors who recognize that by supporting higher education, they are helping to insure the long-term health of our community,” said Community Foundation President Dee Baecher-Brown in a press release.
Foundation Director Beverly Chongasing said that about 100 students apply each year for the Community Foundation scholarships. She said the organization sends out the list to let students know what’s available.
Baecher-Brown noted there is a new undergraduate scholarship available this year that was funded by Glacial Energy.
The scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating senior from the territory’s public school system who will be attending the University of the Virgin Islands to study business. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional academic performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities, as well as the need for financial assistance, according to Glacial Energy President Mark Finley said in the press release.
For more information on how to apply, call 774-6031 or visit www.cfvi.net.
A9- V.I. Recycling Inc. – Two scholarships of $5,000 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or related field.
Alexander A. Farrelly – One $1,500 scholarship for pursuing education in early childhood or health sciences.
Artrelle M. Wheatley – One year full tuition to UVI to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2011.
Barry Law Enforcement – Awarded to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School pursuing a degree in law enforcement. The amount has not yet been determined.
Charaf Family – Two $1,000 scholarships preferably in the arts.
Coral World – $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.
Glacial Energy Business Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating public high school senior pursuing an education at UVI in the business field. The amount has not yet been determined.
Government Employees Retirement System – Up to three renewable grants of approximately $2,250 per semester to a graduating high school student from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix who are dependents of contributing members of GERS.
Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky – $2,000 per year for up to four years to a graduating senior from Charlotte Amalie High School.
Lana Vento – Up to eight scholarships preferably for students interested in marine and environmental sciences. The amount has not yet been determined.
Nigel O. Hodge – $1,000 to a graduating senior who is interested in a degree related to health, medicine and nursing at an accredited college or university.
Theodore E. Sharpe – $2,000 award to one student or $1,000 to two students with outstanding records in community service that have applied to, or are already enrolled in, an accredited college or university.
Tunick Family Fund – $1,000 to a student at UVI with academic excellence and financial need who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.
Anna Walsh Scholar – Ten scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students that have applied to or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university.
Graduate level scholarships:
Charlotte Amalie High School Physician Alumni – $5,000 per year for a four-year period to a CAHS graduate who attended CAHS for at least three years and resided in the Virgin Islands for at least five years and who has been accepted to an accredited U.S. medical school.
Cynthia de Haynes Health Science – $3,000 to a student pursuing graduate studies in alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing.
NSL Graduate Studies Fund – $2,000 each year to a student pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the social sciences or the fine arts.