CFVI Awards $150,000 in Academic Scholarships and Summer Grants to VI Students

U.S. Virgin Islands– Sponsored by First Bank VI, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) hosted its annual awards reception on August 3rd, 2017, to honor its donors, community partners, scholarship recipients, and grantees. Entertainment was provided by the VI Youth Jazz Ensemble. Students, parents, and friends of the Foundation came together at the Prior-Jollek Courtyard at Antilles School to celebrate achievements and recognize individuals that are making a difference in the community.

This year, the Foundation awarded a total of $150,000 in summer grants and academic scholarships to VI students. Grants were awarded to local agencies to provide summer enrichment scholarships to foster children and children with high financial need throughout the territory. Funds for these grants were provided through the generosity of donors who make annual donations to the Foundation.

Thanks to CFVI’s scholarship fund donors and other community partners, undergraduate, graduate, and first-generation students will also have financial support to attend schools such as Temple University, Emerson College, Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of the Virgin Islands. CFVI scholarships range from $1,000-$6,000.

For the very first time, CFVI awarded scholarships to students at the Wheatley Skills Center through the Senator Marvin Blyden Scholarship Fund. Scholarship applications are still available for students that are currently enrolled at the Wheatley Skills Center on St. Thomas. Eligible applicants should apply at cfvi.fluidreview.com. The submission deadline is September 30th.

If your organization or business is interested in awarding scholarships, consider establishing a scholarship fund at CFVI. The scholarship application, review and award process is managed by the Community Foundation. All you need to do is name your fund and begin fundraising for 2018! For more information, contact our Development Director, Katrin Braddell, at katrinb@cfvi.net.

Applications for CFVI grants and scholarships are managed at cfvi.fluidreview.com. For more information about our offerings, visit our website at www.cfvi.net.

CFVI has awarded scholarships to Virgin Islands students since 1996.  The Foundation wants to keep in touch with as many of our past scholarship recipients as possible and asks that “Scholarship Alumni” contact the Foundation at 774-6031 or visit our website at http://www.cfvi.net/ to fill out the scholarship recipient questionnaire.

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Please find the list of all recipients and their awards below:

2017 Academic Scholarship Recipients

Recipient Scholarship/ Grant Island
Adesha Gumbs Alexander Farrelly Scholarship St. Thomas
Ajayi Pickering-Haynes

 

Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Thomas
Chasen Richards Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Croix
Cyana Francis Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Thomas
Denzel Laurent Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Thomas
Georgerine Wright Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Thomas
Iyahnna Hiss Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Croix
J’Had Ferris Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Croix
Keesha Stuart Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship St. Thomas
Nirisha Commodore Artrelle M. Wheatley St. Thomas
George Francis II Blackhall Scholarship Award St. Thomas

 

Dalissa Lettsome CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship St. Thomas
De’Umee Liburd CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship St. Thomas
Amal Bryson Coral World Scholarship St. Croix
Habeeba O’Neil Falek Family Fund Scholarhip St. Croix
Alex Cintron Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Ameera Mustafa Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Briault Atemazem Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas
Cassia Smith Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Chanae Ottley Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Iris Battiste Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Mhina Barry Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Pooja Chainani Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas
Shaquanee Fenton Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Croix
Stuart Liburd, Jr. Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas
Tori Huyghue (2014) Isaac & Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Joash Lake (2015) Isaac & Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Tommy Wise (2016) Isaac & Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Diamond Lewis (2017) Isaac & Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Brianna Berry Junior Angels Scholarship St. Thomas
Addis Miller Kitty Koenig-Probyn Scholarship St. Thomas
Malik Alexander Kym’s Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Shadora’h Donadelle Kym’s Kids Scholarship St. Thomas
Ja’Shonique Greenaway Kym’s Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Shirmara O’Garro

 

Kym’s Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Mariamma Richards Kym’s Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Yari Munoz Kym’s Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Arnon Nickie Lana Vento Scholarship St. Croix
Antonio Farchette(Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship St. Croix
Jan-Alexis Barry (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship St. Thomas
Louisa Fredey Lana Vento Scholarship St. Thomas
Tekettay Ludvig Lana Vento Scholarship St. Thomas
Chinique Charles Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Makeda Mills Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Mariamma Richards Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
P’Azhae Harrigan Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Shanique Henley (Wheatley Skills Center) Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Alliyah Desout Milan & Aliki Glumidge Memorial Scholars St. Thomas
Nisha Hodge NSL Graduate Studies Scholarship St. Thomas
Shanik George Next Generation Scholar Award St. Thomas
Ella Barr Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Isis Collier Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Maurice Hansby Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Joshua Farrell Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Junia Washington Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Hillori Norford Subbase Drydock, Inc. Scholarship St. Thomas
LeeAnn Knight Subbase Drydock, Inc. Scholarship St. Croix
Summer Jose Subbase Drydock, Inc. Scholarship St. Thomas
Yudelka Acevedo Subbase Drydock, Inc Scholarship St. Croix
Michael Carraciolo Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Award St. Thomas
Lester Frett Tunick Family Fund Scholarship St. Thomas
Larisma Maduro Whitley E. A. Williams Scholarship St. John

2017 Summer Grant Recipients

Daniel Newton Jaci Silverberg Trumpet Award St. Thomas
Department of Human Services- Foster Care 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Thomas- St. John
Keshawn Hardy Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award St. Croix
Lutheran Social Services- Queen Louise Home for Children 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Croix
PSP Summer Camp 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Thomas-St. John
World Ocean School- Roseway Schooner 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Croix
University of the Virgin Islands Math Behind the Science Program J. Raymond Jones Fund Grant USVI
VI Children’s Museum 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Thomas-St. John

 

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