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Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, July 13, 2024


The University of the Virgin Islands has been awarded $95,226 in financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions to benefit the University's nursing programs.
UVI will receive $70,226 to be dispersed as grants and an additional $25,000 in loan funding, to provide financial assistance for the educational expenses of nursing students enrolled at UVI for the 2000-2001 award year.
According to Mavis M. Gilchrist, UVI's director of enrollment management and financial aid, the grants will be awarded according to need to UVI nursing students who meet certain criteria.
The nursing loan program will offer loans of up to $2,500 to UVI students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing. The grant program will provide assistance for students enrolled in associate's and bachelor's degree programs in nursing at UVI. Gilchrist estimated that as many as 90 nursing students could benefit from the financial aid package.

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