CFVI and the Prior Family Foundation Award Scholarships to Three Virgin Island Students to Attend the Interlochen Arts Academy

U.S. Virgin Islands –The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded scholarships to three Virgin Island students to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. The Prior Interlochen Scholarships provide financial aid for students who have been accepted to the Interlochen Arts Academy School and/or summer programs. The arts program provides students with the opportunity to study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance.

Scholarships of up to $5,000 were funded through the generosity of the Prior Family Foundation. Selection was based on a student’s overall financial need, academic progress, extracurricular activities and answers to essay questions. “In the past the Foundation has offered scholarships for local students to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy and we are excited to provide this opportunity once again. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our youth will have access to life-enriching programs,” said CFVI President, Dee Brown. See below for the list of this year’s recipients: 

Scholarship Recipient Age  



School Program Interest
Ella Barr 14 St. Thomas VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy Interlochen Arts Academy –Boarding High School Dance
Lidell Henley 13 St. Croix John H. Woodson Junior High School Interlochen Arts Academy- Summer Camp Music Program Music
Vivia Webster 8 St. Croix Free Will Baptist School Interlochen Arts Academy- Summer Dance Program Dance 

Applications were managed at For more information about future scholarship opportunities visit our website at


For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been bringing positive changes in the Territory through programs committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment.  With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local community leaders, CFVI is a leading advocate and supporter of programs that give children the best starts possible while ensuring opportunity and sustainability for our community in the future. CFVI operates or funds close to 50 community programs including The Family Connection, Kids Count, scholarships, teacher grants, emergency grants to families and elderly residents of the USVI. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.


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