Community Foundation announces scholarships it has available for 2013


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The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has announced the availability of its 2013 scholarship applications.

"We are extremely grateful to our faithful donors who continue to offer these scholarships each year, especially in these difficult economic times," said CFVI's President Dee Baecher-Brown. "Now more than ever, students will appreciate the assistance in helping to defray their college related expenses."

Some scholarships have specific eligibility criteria, targeting a particular field of study, a particular high school or may be specifically for attending the University of the Virgin Islands.

The scholarship review committee will consider each student's application for any scholarship for which they may be eligible.

A separate application will be posted for graduate students pursuing degrees in the humanities, marine and environmental sciences, alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing.

Graduates of Charlotte Amalie High School who are pursuing a degree in medicine can apply for the CAHS Alumni Physician Scholarship.

Application forms may be downloaded from the CFVI website at www.cfvi.net or picked up at CFVI's office at 5600 Royal Dane Mall or The Family Connection Center in Tutu Park Mall. Requests for applications also can be sent to general.info@cfvi.net and the form will be emailed.

Send completed scholarship applications and any necessary accompanying documentation to: CFVI Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, V.I., 00801.

The application deadline is March 15.

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Undergraduate scholarships

A9-V.I. Recycling Inc.: Two scholarships of $2,500 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental science or related field.

Alexander A. Farrelly: One $1,500 scholarship in early childhood education, education or health sciences.

Artrelle M. Wheatley: 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 by June 2012.

Barry Law Enforcement: $2,500 to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School pursuing a degree in law enforcement.

Cynthia de Haynes Health Science: $4,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student, with a 3.0 or greater GPA, who already is enrolled in, or has been accepted into a program of alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing.

Coral World: $3,500 to a 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.

Government Employees Retirement System: Up to three renewable grants of approximately $2,250 per semester each to a graduating high school student from St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John who are dependents of contributing members of GERS.

Heavy Materials One-year: One year scholarships of up to $3,300 for graduating seniors who have or whose parents have resided in the USVI for at least 10 years, to attend college, technical or vocational school.

Lana Vento: Up to $10,000 in scholarships available to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably students interested in marine and environmental sciences.

Nigel O. Hodge Foundation: $1,000 to a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree related to health, medicine or nursing at an accredited college or university.

Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Awards: $2,000 award to 1 student or $1,000 to 2 students with outstanding records in community service who have applied to, or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Tunick Family Fund: An award of $1,000 to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands, with academic excellence and financial need who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.

Anna Walsh Scholar Awards: Ten scholarships of $1,000 each awarded to students that have applied to, or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university.

Graduate scholarships

CAHS Physician Alumni Scolarship Fund: $5,000 per year for a four-year period to a CAHS graduate who attended CAHS for at least three years and resided in the V.I. for at least five years and who has been accepted to an accredited U.S. medical school.

Cynthia de Haynes Health Science: $4,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student, with a 3.0 or greater GPA, who already is enrolled in, or has been accepted into a program of alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing.

Lana Vento: Up to $10,000 in scholarships to students seeking a master of marine and environmental science degree, preferably students enrolled in the program at the University of the Virgin Islands. Students studying ocular medicine also will be considered.

NSL Graduate Studies Fund: An award of $2,000 to a student pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the social sciences or the fine arts.

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