Alpine Securities USVI has announced the Alpine Scholars Program, which will offer 12 full scholarships to Antilles School starting fall 2020, for students in grades 7 to 12 with high academic abilities and financial need. In general, the scholarships are available to students not currently enrolled at Antilles and are intended to be renewed annually as long as recipients are in good standing with the school and maintain a satisfactory GPA under the terms of the scholarship. The scholarship is open to all students in the territory who meet the eligibility criteria, with a preference for students currently attending public school.
“This program is an exciting partnership that supports our mission of creating access to an Antilles education for all families, and we are grateful to Alpine Securities for their generosity, commitment to learning, and investment in our students. There is no question that these Alpine Scholars will contribute to and enhance our community in so many ways, and, like so many of our graduates, make a difference in the Virgin Islands,” said Antilles Head of School Liz Morrison.
Due to the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Alpine allowed for five of the scholarships to go to current Antilles students who meet the requirements. Space in the program is limited and future years will continue to be competitive, as the number of new scholarships offered will reflect the number of students exiting the program.
Families should identify their interest in the Alpine Scholars Program when contacting the Office of Admission.
“The admission team is available to answer your questions about Antilles School, and we are ready to guide you through the testing and application process for enrollment and financial aid. We are excited that in addition to school-based financial aid, this opportunity from Alpine will remove the economic barriers that too often deny access to academically talented and motivated students,” said Antilles Assistant Head of School and Director of Admission Shannon Harris.
Applications will be accepted until all scholarships have been awarded, with priority given to applications received by July 15. Classes begin Aug. 10. An overview of the school’s re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 school year is available from the Office of Admission.
For more information, call 776-1600 ext. 1701 or ext. 1702 or email: [email protected].
“Alpine wants to give Virgin Islands students the opportunity to experience a world class, college preparatory education here on the island they call home. Antilles embraces diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all of its students,” said Annalise Setorie ’06, Alpine’s Director of External Affairs and Antilles graduate. “We’re proud to have partnered with Antilles over the past year to create the Alpine Scholars Program.”
Alpine Securities USVI LLC opened its doors on St. Thomas in 2008 and since that time has been involved with numerous charitable initiatives on the island focused on investing in young people and bringing the community together. These initiatives include the Alpine SAT Prep Academy, the annual King of the Wing contest that raises money for a local nonprofit organization (past recipients have included Junior Achievement of the Virgin Islands and Nana Baby Home), and much more.