The National Merit Scholarship Program has named Talia Feshbach, who is a senior at Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA), a semifinalist for the 2019 scholarship.
This is a result of her performance on the 2017 PSAT. She is one of 16,000 semifinalists who qualified out of approximately 1.6 million test takers nationwide. There is an extensive application process that she will go through this fall. Students are notified until February if they are a finalist.
The school’s 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Oct. 24, 2018.
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The judiciary, University of the Virgin Islands and hospitals were addressed in separate bills. UVI is budgeted at $33.8 million, up $2 million from FY 2017. Separate legislation is expected to appropriate $3 million to pay for free tuition for a majority of its students, up to 1,700 out of a student body of 2,500. The university normally receives about $14 million per year in tuition and would forego most of that if it waives tuition for more than half its student body. ... See MoreSee Less
Will the reporter explain what it means when it says the university will lose 14 million if it waived tuition for more than half of its students. I don’t think they are waiving tuition, it’s just not coming directly from the student.
My understanding is that students fill out FASFA and if they qualify will get financial assistance through grants, as they always did, and then the free tuition program will cover the rest via a pot made up of 3 million from government and the university’s endowment.
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