The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Golden Key International Honour Society’s St. Croix Chapter has planned activities and initiatives to raise money to establish the first Golden Key Honour Society Scholarship Fund. With donations from over 15 sponsors, the chapter has received over $8,000 and awarded four scholarships in spring 2017. The fund will help Golden Key members earn college degrees.
“We believe it’s important for our students to not only get to college, but through college, thus we want to provide resources to our members to ensure college completion,” outgoing Golden Key President Kevin Dixon said.
Due to generous support from the V.I. community, four scholarships were awarded to two undergraduate students and two graduate students for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.
Scholarship winners are undergraduate students Torhera Durand, a junior majoring in biology, and Ki-Ana Tonge, a sophomore majoring in education.
The graduate student recipients are Lennoxsea Thompson, who is working on a Master’s in Business Administration and Naiella Knight-James, who is working on a Master’s of Arts in Education: Counseling.
“It took hard work from my team and the tremendous support of the UVI community and broader Virgin Islands,” Dixon said. “We are ecstatic that we started a trend, but we hope it will have a continuous impact for years to come.”
Scholarship donors include:
Gold Key Sponsor ($2,500 and more):
- The Heart Center PC
Silver Key Sponsors ($800- $2,499):
- VI Test Engineer
- Plaza Extra West
- Tutu, Plaza Extra East
Friends of Golden Key Donors ($150- $$799):
- UVI Research and Technology Park
- Office of Attorney Joel Holt
- Design Engineer
- Fleming Transport
- First Choice Auto Repair LLC
- Northside Storage LLC
- Mid-Island Federal Credit Union
- Sunny Isle Baptist Church
- Dr. Otto Campos
- Aabra Group
- Pastor Reginal Perry
- Oliver Exterminating
Other in-kind donations received from:
- Crucian Gold
- Carambola Beach Resort
- UVI Information Technology Services
- Safi Yusuf of Gas City
- Sugar Beach Resort and Condominiums
- H.H. Tire & Battery Services
- UVI Bookstore
- Anything in a Basket
- Joy Sounds
Golden Key invites and accepts members, sophomore and above classification, who achieve a 3.33 grade point average or higher.
For more information, see the Golden Key International Honour Society Web site.