The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has announced that its annual academic scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students are now available. The foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, youth and families in the territory by creating opportunities that otherwise would not be available. Funds for these offerings are provided through the generosity of CFVI donors.
In 2016, CFVI awarded a total of $100,000 in scholarships to students in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts. “There are few things I find as rewarding as giving out our scholarships annually,” said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. “We are helping students achieve one of the greatest goals of their entire lives — an education.”
CFVI will be awarding annual scholarships based on the following criteria. An applicant must:
- Be a senior or graduate of a U.S. Virgin Islands high school;
- Be enrolled in or have applied for admission to an accredited four-year institution with a program leading to a bachelor’s degree; For graduate scholarships, a student must be currently enrolled in or have applied for admission to an accredited institution with a program leading to an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D., JD, MD, etc.)
- Demonstrate financial need.
Selection will be based on student’s overall financial need, academic progress, extracurricular activities and answers to essay questions. Applications for both undergraduate and graduate scholarships can be submitted through an online portal at http://www.cfvi.fluidreview.com/.
New applicants must create an account with fluid review before they begin the application process. Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail once the account has been established. Returning applicants should use the same log-in information they used to apply the previous year. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 21, 2017.