CFVI Awards more than $375,000 in 2018 Academic Scholarships and Scholar Grants to VI Students

U.S. Virgin Islands– The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is pleased to announce that $377,181 in 222 academic scholarships and scholar grants has been awarded to 179 graduate, undergraduate and vocational students throughout the Territory. In addition to CFVI’s annual academic scholarships funded by CFVI donors, funding was made available from the Fund for the Virgin Islands (FFVI) to provide scholar grants to students that were directly impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Thanks to CFVI donors, scholarships have been made available to students for more than 20 years. To date, CFVI has awarded nearly $3 million in academic scholarships to approximately 1,000 Virgin Islands students.

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Foundation recognized that many students and their families would be faced with a number of challenges that could potentially delay a student’s ability to pursue post-secondary education. In response to those critical needs, the Community Foundation expanded its application eligibility requirements by making applications available to students that were displaced by the storms. Additional outreach was made to students, parents and education administrators throughout the Territory to ensure that students were made fully aware of this opportunity. In addition to extending the application deadline, the Community Foundation also hosted Saturday workshops on St. Croix and St. Thomas for applicants that had limited access to technology to complete pending scholarship applications.

Due to the generosity of CFVI donors, 179 Virgin Islands students will receive financial support to attend schools such as Cornell College, George Washington University, Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of the Virgin Islands. CFVI scholarships and grant awards range from $700-$8,000.

The FFVI Scholar Grants were made available through donations to the Fund for the Virgin Islands (FFVI). This Fund was established at the Community Foundation just days after Hurricane Irma’s arrival in the Territory. The purpose of the Fund is to provide monies for critical needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, both to support short-term relief efforts and to enhance the well-being of future generations.

A total of $250,000 in FFVI Scholar Grants was awarded to 158 students to assist with additional education expenses. Grantees were selected based on the student’s financial need and their direct response to questions within the application about the impact of the storms on their personal and academic lives.

D’Briault Atemazem, the 2018 Anna Green Walsh Scholarship and an FFVI Scholar Grant recipient, expressed his gratitude for receiving these awards. “Thanks to the Community Foundation, students like me are able to pursue their dreams of higher education!” Atemazem is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“We are honored to announce that the 2018 scholarship cycle represents the largest scholarship amount CFVI has awarded in a single year,” said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. “Thanks to the generosity and commitment of our donors, CFVI was able to provide much needed financial support to our students during this very challenging year.”

In 2018 CFVI administered two new scholarship funds, the Making a Difference (M.A.D.) Scholarship and the Good Hope Country Day School Scholarship.  If your organization or business is interested in awarding scholarships next year, please consider establishing a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. The scholarship application, review and award process is managed by the Foundation. All you need to do is name your fund and begin fundraising for 2019!

Henry Wheatley, founder of the Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship Fund and longtime CFVI supporter, has been awarding scholarships for over 20 years! The Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 in honor of his late wife. Each year a student at the University of the Virgin Islands who exhibits passion for community service receives a full-tuition scholarship for one academic year. “It has been such a rewarding experience to be able to provide academic scholarships to our young scholars,” said Wheatley. “I encourage others to consider establishing a scholarship fund at the Community Foundation as an investment in the future of the Virgin Islands.”

Thanks to CFVI Angels, scholarship funds at CFVI are operated without any administrative fees. Angels are CFVI donors that make an annual gift of $500 or more to the Foundation. Because of our Angels’ generosity, one hundred percent of scholarship funds will continue to benefit students’ academic commitments.

Marie ThomasGriffith, CFVI’s Scholarship Committee Chair, stated, “We are extremely excited to be able to award one of the greatest gifts we can offer to our youth – the ability to access and pursue their dreams of higher education. I say thank you to our generous donors that continue to invest in the future leaders of the Territory.”

In the upcoming week, the Community Foundation will be launching its Scholar Spotlight series. Interviews with our scholarship and scholar grant recipients will be available on CFVI’s website and the following social media platforms:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFVirginIslands

Instagram: www.instagram.com/CommunityFounVI

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CommunityFounVI

YouTube: http://bit.ly/CFVIYouTube

CFVI scholarships are managed at cfvi.fluidreview.com.  The list of all recipients and their awards is available below. For more information, contact Khadija de Lagarde, CFVI Grants and Programs Manager at kdelagarde@cfvi.net.

2018 Academic Scholarships/ FFVI Scholar Grant Recipients

Recipient Scholarship/ Grant Island
K’Nesha Thomas Alexander A. Farrelly Scholarship St. Thomas
D’Briault Atemazem

 

Anna Greene Walsh Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
George Francis II Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Aaliyah Babrow

 

CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Linae Daniel CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Najae Harris CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarships

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Jernijah Isaac Coral World Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Keren Gonzalez Good Hope Country Day Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Jenia Augustine Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Iris Battiste Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Amal Bryson Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Alex Cintron Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Shaquanee Fenton

 

Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Jalen Francis Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas
Ammiel Francis Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix

 

 

 

 

Adonis Fung Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Ajani Gordon Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Estelle Jules Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Lakeysha Murray Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Chanae Ottley Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Malachi Peterson Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Jada Romer Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Kadysha Schoonmaker Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Jenisha Stapleton Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas

 

 

Jeanna Sujanani Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Jasmine Turbe Heavy Materials Scholarship St. Thomas
Chelsea Valery Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Esther Wood Heavy Materials Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Joash Lake (2015) Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Tommy Wise (2016) Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas
Diamond Lewis (2017) Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship St. Thomas

 

 

 

 

Gwendeline Pimentel (2018) Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship

Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Gia Freeman Junior Angels Scholarship St. Thomas
Addis Miller Kitty-Koenig Probyn Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Ammal Abdullah Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Jeremy Bellot Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Schneider Bredy Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Kisha Coulanges Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Briana Cromwell Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship

Making a Difference Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Briana Fuertes Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Twanique Gordon Kyms Kids Caribbean Scholarship St. Thomas
Jan-Alexis Barry (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Nirisha Commodore (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Jendayi Edmeade (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Lisa Ekpo (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Nisha Hodge (Graduate) Lana Vento Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Shamyah Joseph Next Generation Scholar Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Angelina Prince (Graduate) NSL Graduate Studies Fund Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Ella Barr Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship St. Thomas
Isis Collier Prior Family Foundation Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas

 

 

 

 

Hezekiah George Prior Family Foundation Scholarship St. Thomas
 

Keshawn Hardy

Prior Family Foundation Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Croix
Jahkyra Carrington Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Tasha Freeman-Arnold (Wheatley Skills Center) Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Ketura Harrigan Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Lakesha Hillhouse (Wheatley Skills Center) Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas

 

 

LeeAnn Horsford Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas

 

 

 

 

Shenice Labadie Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas

 

 

Juchara Margetson Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas

 

 

 

Aria Rawlings Senator Marvin A. Blyden Scholarship St. Thomas
Briana John-Baptiste Theodore E. Sharp Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas
Ja’Viere Morris Tunick Family Fund Scholarship

FFVI Scholar Grant

St. Thomas

 

2018 FFVI Scholar Grant Recipients

Michelle Adams (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Briana Adams (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Jakeem Adrien FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Amber Alcindor FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Uricka Alexander FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Himoi Andrew FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Laurie Armstrong FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ariana Athanase FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Lemiah Bates FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Elizabeth Beck (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Churon Bernier FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Brianna Berry FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Julian Bishop FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ali Boucenna FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Rysa Bryan FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
VerNele Callwood FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Michael Caracciolo FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Sh’Nae Carr FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Pooja Chainani FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Rayann Charlery FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Desla  Charlery (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Chinique Charles FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
C’aylah Charleswell FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Hilrianna Chooran FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Amber Clark FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Ashley Clendenen FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Danielle Coleman FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Isis Collier FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kaitlyn Cummings FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Mecca Danet (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kayla Daniel FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Delva Daniel FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Zion Esprit FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Crystal Fahie FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Suleika Farquhar FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Kishelle Francis FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Amos Francis FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Louisa Fredey (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Lester Frett FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Nina Garcia (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Karen Gauriloff FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Addison Georges Jr. FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Soleil Gessner FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Samuel Gittens Jr. FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Afifa Gordon FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Thelca Guishard Bedminster (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas

 

 

Adesha Gumbs FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas

 

 

P’Azhae Harrigan FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Harris Aaron FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Osayande Herelle FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Micah Hill FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Jordan Huyghue FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Tyler James FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Sardline Jean FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Nisha Jones (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Summer Jose FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Serena  Joseph (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Jahdel Jules (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Nafeesa King FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Leeann Knight FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Shareen Lang (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ronald Lee FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
NiQuay-Imanie Leonard FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Dalissa Lettsome FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
De’Umee Liburd FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kima Lloyd-Jarvis (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Tekettay Ludvig FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Vanshika Lulla FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Julisa Marcel (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Sparkle Mark FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Diamond Mark FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ashlee Martinez FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Brianna Matthew FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Charmaine Mayers (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Marina Meersman FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Adonis Mercedes FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ayana Milligan-de Lugo (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thonas
Varuna Mirchandani FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Elyse Mitchell FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Sylvana Montealegre Hutchins FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Carissa Moses FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Tywreh Nelson FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Denali Nicholas FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ashante Norville FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Shirmara O’Garro FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Naomi Papin FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Sidharth Parwani FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Ilive Peltier (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Ajayi Pickering-Haynes FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Dumoi Pole FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Rashida Powell FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Angelina Prince (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Faith Prosper FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Reata Randolph FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Chasen Richards FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Sumaiyah-Nadira Richardson FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Akima Richardson FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Tsedek Roberts (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Loron Robles FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Tanya Rodriguez FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Luz Santiago FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Ly’Nese Setorie FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Khnuma Simmonds-Esannason (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Riisa Simon FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Krystal Singh FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Zohar Sofer-Greer FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Aliyia  St. John FFVI Scholar Grant St. John
Kimo St. Luce FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Mark Sterling FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Shelomoth Stoutt FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Aleisha Thomas FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Kimberly Todman (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kyanna Torrens FFVI Scholar Grant St. Croix
Sheeniqua Venzen FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Love Djaline Vergland FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kayana Walters (Graduate) FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Kayla  Webster FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas
Sherwin Williams FFVI Scholar Grant St. Thomas

 

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