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Innovative Telephone Awards College Scholarships

Innovative Telephone has announced that 14 Virgin Islands students have been selected as recipients of educational scholarships funded by the corporation. Two outstanding students were selected this year as winners of the prestigious Albert A. Sheen Scholarships, and 12 students were selected as winners of the Innovative Telephone UVI Scholarships. Jherome Dias and Malcolm Stephen, who were chosen from a pool of 150 applicants, will each receive a four-year tuition-only scholarship of $20,000.

Dias is a 17- year-old honors graduate from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas, who will attend Illinois Institute of Technology this fall to pursue a degree in computer software engineering. He is a member of the IEKHS National Honor Society and a member of the 2009/2010 Virgin Islands Academic Decathlon Team. He played varsity volleyball and tackle football, and still found time to tutor his peers.
Stephen is a 17–year-old honors graduate from the St. Croix Educational Complex High School on St. Croix, who will attend Rutgers University this fall to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. He is a member of the SCECHS National Honor Society, SCEC Math and Science Quiz Bowl Team, SCEC Concert Band and SCEC Marching Band. His love of sports earned him a position on the junior varsity basketball team and varsity soccer team.
As the company has done for the last decade, Innovative Telephone also awarded 12 one-time scholarships of $2,000 to the following students, who will be attending the University of the Virgin Islands in the fall of 2010. The students on St. Thomas are Melinda Bryan, Raynisha Richardson, Mariisa Mussenden, Micah Thomas, Brandon Rhymer and Shernore Prince; and on St. Croix are Denniqua Benjamin, Nadea McLaughlin, Rishaun Burke, Riquesha Williams, Victor Harry Jr. and Christi Acosta.
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