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April 13, 2001 – The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund has announced that scholarship applications are now available for the 2001-2002 school year. Two St. John girls will benefit from the community's outstanding support of the Scholarship Fund and the Fifth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament held in Cruz Bay last week-end. This tournament and scholarship honor Ruby, who distinguished herself as a champion "windmill" pitcher for Antilles School and as a scholar at American University in Washington, D.C., where she died in a tragic car accident in December, 1996.
These renewable $2,500 annual awards are offered to qualifying St. John females who are high school graduates or college undergraduates in good
standing, whose families or selves have resided on St. John for five years or more, who can demonstrate financial need and who are accepted by an accredited college or university. It is not necessary to be a first year student. Qualifying applicants from previous years are encouraged to reapply.
Applications can be picked up at Connections in Cruz Bay, Sts. Peter and Paul High School, Eudora Kean High School, All Saints School and Antilles School in St. Thomas. For additional information please call or fax 776-6809. The deadline for submission is May 15th, 2001. Notice will be given on or before June 5th, 2001.
Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc.
PO Box 348, St. John VI 00831
340/776-6809 T/F
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc. is pleased to offer a renewable $2,500 college or university scholarship to a St. John girl for the 2001-2002 academic year.
Please read through the eligibility requirements below and complete the application form that you will find by clicking here and hit your print button.
Please return all required documentation to the above address on or before May 15, 2001.
Scholarship winners will be notified by telephone on or before June 15
and a confirmation letter will follow. The scholarship selection
committee will consist of 5 educators or civic leaders who are residents
of the U.S. Virgin Islands. These representatives will be selected by
the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc.
A St. John female who is a high school graduate in good standing, whose
family or self has resided on St. John for five (5) years or more, and
who is in need of financial assistance.
A female student, same as above, already attending a college or
university in good standing.
Only students accepted by an accredited college or university will be
Criteria for scholarship awards are, primarily, academic excellence and
financial need. The latter will be the deciding factor when choosing
between students of equal academic standing.
All applicants must submit:
A completed, signed application form and counselor's evaluation form
Two (2) letters of recommendation (see Part I, Item 15)
A record of extracurricular activities and employment, if any
A one-page essay on career goals
An official transcript of high school grades and SAT scores
A license, passport or school I.D. photo
Copies of college or university acceptance letters
A copy of all parent/guardian 2000 tax returns (Form 1040, 1040A, or
Students currently attending colleges or universities must submit
transcripts of post-secondary grades to date, as well as high school
grades. An interview may be requested.
A scholarship will be withdrawn if a recipient ceases full-time
attendance at an accredited college or university, or fails to maintain
satisfactory grades for more than one marking period. It is the
responsibility of each recipient to arrange for a transcript of her
grades to be sent to the Scholarship Fund at the end of each semester.

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