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Community Foundation Announces 2006 Scholarships

Feb. 14, 2006 – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will be accepting applications for scholarships to help Virgin Islands students pay tuition costs for the 2006-2007 school year. CFVI offers scholarships annually as part of its mission to enhance the lives of children and families in the territory.
Last year CFVI awarded scholarships to 43 Virgin Islands students for a total value of more than $95,000. The scholarships help students expand their educational goals and experiences at a time when tuition costs for higher education continue to rise. The scholarships for the 2006-2007 school year include:
Anna Walsh Scholarship Awards: Approximately $10,000 is expected to be disbursed this year in one-year, renewable grants to students enrolled in any accredited college or university who will have completed two semesters by June.
Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship: Will provide one year's full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June.
Coral World Scholarship: Will provide a scholarship of $3,500 to a student pursuing a four-year degree in science in any accredited college or university. First consideration will be given to applicants in the fields of environmental science or marine biology.
Driehaus Capital Management U.S.V. I. Scholarships: Two scholarships, each providing a year's full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to students with academic excellence and financial need pursuing degrees in business at UVI.
NSL 80th Birthday Fund: An award of $2,000 each year to students pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the social sciences or the fine arts.
Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Awards: A total of $2,000 in awards will be granted to students with outstanding records in community service that have applied to, or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university.
Tunick Family Scholarship: Will provide $1,000 assistance for a student at the University of the Virgin Islands with academic excellence and financial need who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.
Applications are available on St. Thomas, at The Draughting Shaft, Havensight Mall; on St. John, at Connections; on St. Croix, at the offices of the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce; or directly from CFVI at office, No. 30 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2C, in the Royal Dane Mall, St. Thomas; by calling 774-6031; or on the CFVI website: www.cfvi.net.
Completed applications and all accompanying documentation must be postmarked no later than April 10, 2006 and mailed to:
CFVI Scholarship Committee Chair
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 11790
St. Thomas, VI 00801

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virgin
Islands will announce award winners on or before June 23, 2006. Community Foundation Announces 2006 Scholarships.

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