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CFVI Accepting Applications for Numerous 2022 Scholarships Through May 20

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is accepting online applications for its annual academic scholarship cycle for graduate and undergraduate students. Consistent with the foundation’s mission to enhance the quality of life for children, youth and families in the territory by making enriching opportunities attainable, funds for the scholarships are provided through generous donors to CFVI.

In 2021, CFVI awarded more than $139,065 in scholarship awards to 58 Virgin Islands students. For the 2022-2023 scholarship cycle, CFVI will be awarding academic scholarships based on the following criteria.

An applicant must:

Be a senior in or graduate of a U.S. Virgin Islands high school (or a graduate of a high school outside of the territory who can provide documentation that they transferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic or hurricanes Irma and Maria)

Provide proof of enrollment or admission:

For undergraduate scholarships: Be currently enrolled in or have applied for full-time admission to an accredited institution with a program leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree, or a professional certification (depending on specific scholarship criteria).

For graduate scholarships: Be currently enrolled in or have applied for full-time admission to an accredited institution with a program leading to an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D., JD, MD, etc.) *Part-time enrollment is sufficient only for the Librarian Legacy Scholarship.

Have submitted all reports for previous scholarships received.

CFVI’s scholarship review committee will make recommendations for selection based on the specific criteria of scholarships available, which may include: overall financial need, academic progress, extracurricular activities and answers to essay questions. Each year, scholarships are offered spanning a variety of subject/focus areas, such as marine biology, arts/humanities, accounting, early childhood education, education and health sciences. Scholarships specific to students enrolled/enrolling at the University of the Virgin Islands are also available.

Applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships must be submitted through CFVI’s online portal at www.cfvi.co/ScholarshipPortal. All returning applicants must log in to their previously created account. All new applicants must create a new account with the online scholarship portal.

2022 Undergraduate Scholarships Available

Alexander A. Farrelly Scholarship — Two scholarships of $2,500 each for students pursuing a degree in early childhood education, education or health sciences

Anna Green Walsh Scholar Award – Up to four $2,500 scholarships for first-generation scholars

Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship — Up to one-year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI (completed freshman year)

Blackhall Family Scholarship — Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each for graduating high school seniors enrolling in technical post-high school education in the fields of plumbing, electrical, automotive, welding and metalwork, masonry, locksmithing or other forms of construction

An award of $2,500 for a graduating high school senior studying in the fields of secretarial, paralegal, court reporting, or some such form of post-high school training

CAHS Class of 1951 — An award of $2,500 to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree and who has significant financial need

Coral World Scholarship — $2,500 to a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student pursuing a four-year degree in science at any accredited college or university, with first preference going to applicants in the fields of environmental science or marine biology

David O’Connell Accounting Scholarship — $2,500 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a degree in accounting

Falek Family Scholarship — Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student

Heavy Materials Scholarship – One-year scholarships to high school seniors who have, or whose parents have, resided in the USVI for at least 10 years, to attend college, technical or vocational school

Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship — $2,000 per year for up to four years ($8,000 total) to a graduating high school senior from Charlotte Amalie High School

Judy and Scott Barber Family Scholarship — $2,500 scholarship awarded to one student that has applied to or is currently enrolled in a college or university and has a significant financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Lana Vento Scholarship — Up to four scholarships of $2,500 each available to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably students interested in marine and environmental sciences and/or first-generation scholars

Milan and Aliki Glumidge Scholarship — $2,500 to a student pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or culinary arts

Next Generation Student Scholarship — Up to four $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are first-generation scholars

Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship — One award of $2,500 to assist Virgin Island students accepted into performing arts programs at prestigious schools

Real Impact Corporation Scholarship — Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in business

Secret Harbour Scholarship — Up to four scholarships of $3,000 each for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or culinary arts

Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Award — Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each to students with outstanding records in community service who have applied to or are continuing in an accredited college or university

Tunick Family Fund Scholarship — $2,500 award to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands with academic excellence (3.5 GPA or higher) and financial need who is pursuing a degree in business

Universal Business Supplies Scholarship — $2,500 award to one student that has applied to or is currently enrolled in a college or university with significant financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Whitley E. A. Williams Scholarship — $2,000 to an applicant that has applied to or is currently enrolled at UVI who is also a graduate of a USVI high school

2022 Graduate Scholarships Available

CAHS Physician Alumni Scholarship Fund — $5,000 to a CAHS graduate that attended CAHS for at least three years and resided in the USVI for at least five years and who has been accepted to an accredited medical school

  1. Raymond Jones Scholarship — An award of $2,500 to a student pursuing a graduate degree in math or science, with priority given to applicants who are currently teaching in the USVI and/or intend to teach in the USVI

Librarian Legacy Scholarship — $5,000 to a USVI resident who is enrolled in a graduate-level program (full-time or part-time) in the field of library science and information studies, accredited by the American Library Association or a comparable university program.

NSL Graduate Studies Fund Scholarship — An award of $2,500 to a student pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences or the fine arts.

Other Scholarships Available

Jaci and Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award — $2,500 scholarship for a student entering or enrolled in an accredited music program at a college or university. Applicants are not required to play the trumpet, but must be able to document accomplishments in the field of music. Note: The deadline for this award is March 31, 2022.

Applicant Checklist (Graduate and Undergraduate students):

2022 Scholarship Application (same application for undergraduate and graduate students).

Transcript with current GPA — Students are required to upload their most recent transcript. Unofficial or official transcripts are accepted.

Student Aid Report, including EFC (Expected Family Contribution) score, from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from most recent income tax return.

Submit

The deadline for application submission is Friday, May 20, 2022 (11:59 p.m. AST). For any questions or technical assistance, contact Executive Manager Beth Nuttall at bethn@cfvi.net.

For more information, visit www.cfvi.net/grants-scholarships/scholarships.

To access the scholarship FAQ, click here.

If interested in donating to an existing scholarship fund or establishing a new scholarship fund, contact CFVI at general.info@cfvi.net.

 All students are encouraged to apply regardless of academic or financial status. CFVI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its activities or operations. The foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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