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Hovensa Awards Scholarships to V.I. High School Graduates

Hovensa has awarded scholarships to 18 recent graduates of Virgin Islands high schools to assist them in their pursuit of a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship recipients are:
• Devontee Anthony, who plans to study electrical engineering at North Carolina A&T
• Jovoni Ashtian, who plans to study mechanical engineering at Portland State University
• Mia V. Blyden, who plans to study biology at Lincoln Memorial University
• Diana Cardenas, who plans to study biology/pre-med at the University of Pennsylvania
• Aisia Lea Crooke, who plans to study economics at the University of San Francisco
• Malik Edward, who plans to study biology/pre-med at Howard University
• Kareem Edwards, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology
• Jared Hanley, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of the Virgin Islands
• Brendon James, who plans to study electrical engineering at Hampton University
• Ricardo Nieves, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the California Maritime Academy
• T’Shaun Parris, who plans to study chemical engineering at Temple University
• Zoe Grace Powell, who plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Maryland-College Park
• Gerry Simon, II, who plans to study criminal justice at Mercy College
• Cassia Smith, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of the Virgin Islands
• Omani Tuitt, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of the Virgin Islands
• William VanRenssalaer, who plans to study computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
• Shaquan Webster, who plans to study electrical engineering at Norfolk State University
• Ykeisha Zamore, who plans to study bio-medical engineering at the University of the Virgin Islands
The recipients were selected based on their scholastic record and financial need compared to other applicants. Preference was given to students entering a course of study in science or engineering. These scholarships will continue for four years, provided the students maintain good academic standing at an accredited U. S. college or university. In addition to these recent high school graduates, 32 Virgin Islands residents who graduated from high school during previous academic years will continue to receive scholarships from Hovensa in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Hovensa General Manager Sloan Schoyer said the company believes that education is crucial to the future of this community and to society as a whole; therefore, scholarships will continue to be a priority of the company in its contributions. “Hovensa congratulates the scholarship recipients on their accomplishments and encourages them to continue to excel in their pursuit of higher education,” Schoyer said.

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