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St. John Rotary Club Taking Applications for J.J. Alfred Scholarship

Feb. 15, 2008 – The Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship is offered by the Rotary Club of St. John to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a Virgin Islands high school in the pursuit of higher education. A need-and-merit-based scholarship award will be an annual scholarship totaling $5,000 during the students first year; $3,500 the second year; $2,500 the third year; and $1,500 the fourth year. Recipients may reapply for consideration annually. Monetary awards shall be made on an annual basis and disbursed at the start of each semester. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 ("B" average).
Eligibility requirements for the Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship are:
• The student must be a resident of St. John graduating in June from a high school in the U.S. Virgin Islands
• The student must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average
• The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education
• The student must demonstrate financial need (parent's or guardian's tax return from the previous year)
All financial information provided will be held in strict confidence.
Application forms can be obtained from your high schools guidance counselor, at Connections of St John, or by e-mail via william@willigerod.com
The following information must be submitted with the application form:
• Transcript of credits
• S.A.T. scores
• Record of extracurricular activities
• Three letters of reference. One must be an academic reference. The other two may be selected from a previous employer, guidance counselor or character reference.
• A short essay regarding "Excellence"
All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be interviewed. The interviews are tentatively set for April 5. Eligible applicants will be notified of the date, time and place of their interview. The applications, including the essay, letters of reference and proof of financial need must be completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m., March 20, to the Vocational Services Committee of the St. John Rotary Club, c/o Connections of St. John, or to William Willigerod, 5000 Estate Enighed P.M.B. No. 322, St. John, VI 00830. (phone number is 776-0883).

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