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

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2017 scholarship recipients and donors
Shanik George, Next Generation Scholar and 2017 scholarship recipient

Sponsored by First Bank VI, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) hosted its annual awards reception on Aug. 3 to honor its donors, community partners, scholarship recipients and grantees. Students, parents and friends of the foundation came together at the Prior-Jollek Courtyard at Antilles School to celebrate achievements and recognize individuals who are making a difference in the community.

This year, the CFVI awarded a total of $150,000 in summer grants and academic scholarships to V.I. 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.

Pooja Chainani, 2017 Scholarship recipient

 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.

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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 Sept. 30.

If an organization or business is interested in awarding scholarships, it should consider establishing a scholarship fund at CFVI. The scholarship application, review and award process are managed by the Community Foundation. All that is needed is to name the fund and begin fundraising for 2018.

For more information, contact CFVI’s Development Director Katrin Braddell at katrinb@cfvi.net.

Daniel Newton, Jaci Silverberg Trumpet Award Recipient

Applications for CFVI grants and scholarships are managed at cfvi.fluidreview.com.

For more information about the many offerings, visit the Web site at www.cfvi.net.

CFVI has awarded scholarships to V.I. students since 1996.  The foundation wants to keep in touch with as many of its past scholarship recipients as possible and asks that “scholarship alumni” contact it at 774-6031 or visit the Web site at http://www.cfvi.net/ to fill out the scholarship recipient questionnaire.

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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 KIDS COUNT, scholarships, teacher grants, and 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.

2017 scholarship recipients and donors

 

This is the list of all recipients and their awards:

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 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Thomas- St. John
Keshawn Hardy Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award St. Croix
Lutheran Social Services 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Croix
PSP Summer Camp 2017 CFVI Summer Grants St. Thomas-St. John
World Ocean School 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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