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CFVI Awards $162,631 in Scholarships to 57 Virgin Islands Students

Amira Claxton of St. Croix is a junior majoring in mathematics at the University of Tampa. She was awarded one of the $2,500 Next Generation Scholar Awards. (Submitted photo)

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded $162,131 in scholarships to 57 Virgin Islands students for its 2022-23 academic scholarship cycle. Applications were submitted by a competitive applicant pool of 175 students. Award recipients were selected by a review committee of more than 20 individuals who reviewed materials and made recommendations based on the specific criteria for each scholarship.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Alexander A. Farrelly Scholarship ($2,500 each): Annella Durand, Kiani Garib

Anna Green Walsh Scholar Award ($2,500 each): Karim Henry, Jada Joseph, Michelle Laudat, Michelle Pemberton

Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship ($4,631): La’Monee’ Morris

Blackhall Family Scholarship – construction field ($2,500 each): Khalil Lockhart, Michael Louis, D’Nari Smith

CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship ($2,500): AnnaLee Vincent

Coral World Scholarship ($2,500): Eurnett Christopher

David O’Connell Accounting Scholarship ($2,500 each): Radiance Peets, Demi Trimm

Estelle Parrott Scholar Award ($1,000): Denny Gonzalez

Falek Family Scholarship ($2,500 each): Monae Edmead, Adrian Mercedes Manzanillo

Heavy Materials Scholarship ($2,500 each): Nouzie Aubin, Shneideur Bredy, Sanaa Burke, Mila Carty, Danesha Derima, Elayna Joseph, Maat Osuji, Tori Scott, Tyreka Wilkes, Amya Withey

Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship ($2,000 each, renewable for four years): Yenique Mason, Shande Rivera, Kaija Edwards, Monae Edmead

Jaci and Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award ($2,500): Nayeli O’Shaughnessy

Judy and Scott Barber Family Scholarship ($2,500): Shania Nieves

Junior Angels Scholarship ($2,500): Princess Atemazem

Lana Vento Charitable Trust Scholarship ($2,500 each): Amber Alcindor, Estelle Jules, Tsamara Roberts, Jenisha Stapleton

Milan & Aliki Glumidge Memorial Scholarship ($2,500): Kaija Edwards

Next Generation Scholar Scholarship ($2,500 each): Amira Claxton, Briana Cromwell, Taysjah Heidmann, V’Andre Rochester

Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship ($2,500): JahQuan Richards

Real Impact Corporation Scholarship ($2,500 each): J’Mari Clarke, Ahkayla Petersen

Secret Harbour Scholarship ($3,000 each): Omahri N. Allamby, Amber Clark, Nichel Daniel, Dai’sha Webster

Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Award ($5,000 each): Deonte William, D’Shae Xavier

Tunick Family Fund Scholarship ($2,500): Shakari Brooks

Universal Business Supplies Scholarship ($2,500): Aniis Lester

Whitley E.A. Williams Scholarship ($2,000): Jean R. Apollon

Amira Claxton of St. Croix is a junior majoring in mathematics at the University of Tampa. She was awarded one of the $2,500 Next Generation Scholar Awards. (Submitted photo)

Graduate Scholarships

CAHS Physician Alumni Fund Scholarship ($5,000 each): Aisha Griffin, LeAnn Horsford

  1. Raymond Jones Scholarship ($2,500): Makeda Mills

Librarian Legacy Scholarship ($5,000): Twanna Hodge

NSL Graduate Studies Fund Scholarship ($2,500): Ojuwa Lewis

“At CFVI, we are committed to fulfilling our mission of enhancing the quality of life for children, youth and families in the territory, and ultimately, that’s exactly what these scholarships do,” said Kafi Blumenfield, chair of CFVI’s Scholarship Committee and member of the CFVI Board of Directors.

“Since 1996, CFVI has provided more than $3.4 million in scholarships to talented and dedicated Virgin Islands students. We congratulate each and every one of this year’s deserving scholarship recipients and are deeply grateful to our volunteer review committee for their time and dedication,” she said.

“The Foundation is proud to have supported the educational goals of Virgin Islands students for the past 26 years, and we look forward to working with our wonderful donors and students in years to come,” said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown.

Amira Claxton, a junior mathematics major at the University of Tampa, received one of the Next Generation Scholar awards for $2,500. “My goal is to become a professor of mathematics and one day teach at the illustrious University of the Virgin Islands,” she said. “Receiving this scholarship means more to me than I can ever express in words.”

Families, organizations or businesses interested in providing scholarships next year can establish a scholarship fund at the Foundation. The scholarship application, review and award process is managed by CFVI. Email general.info@cfvi.net for more information.

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