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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Oct. 8, 2002 – A donation by the Maguire Group Inc., should make the associate in applied science degree in process technology at the University of the Virgin Islands even more appealing to students and potential students.
The Maguire Group, a local firm of architects, engineers and planners, has donated a $2,000 scholarship, which will be awarded during the 2003-2004 academic year to a qualified UVI student enrolled in the program.
Barry W. Kimball, senior vice president of the firm, presented UVI President Dr. LaVerne Ragster with the $2,000 check at a dinner in September.
The Maguire Group, located on St. Croix, has been providing engineering services to the Virgin Islands community for more than 20 years.
Deborah Hamilton, UVI’s director of annual giving, says philanthropic investments such as this scholarship donation are an investment in the future.
"Each year, hundreds of students are able to realize their dreams of a high quality education and a brighter future because someone cared enough to help by investing in UVI through support of scholarships. Currently, well over half of UVI students need financial assistance in order to attend the University."
According to Hamilton, more than $170,000 is to be awarded in UVI scholarship disbursements during the 2002-2003 academic year.
The following criteria must be met to qualify for the Maguire Group scholarship:
1.The recipient should be a U.S. Virgin Islands resident.
2.The recipient should be a full-time UVI student.
3.The recipient should be either an enrolled UVI student in the process technology program or a UVI student who has declared his or her intention to enroll in that program.
4.The recipient should have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
The Maguire Group plans to review this scholarship on a yearly basis and hopes to continue to support the program in subsequent years.
The Process Technology degree is a collaboration between UVI and HOVENSA L.L.C. Classes toward the degree began this semester on the St. Croix campus.
For more information about the Maguire Group Scholarship call UVI’s scholarship committee chairperson, Ardrina Scott-Elliott, at 693-1096.
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