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Applications for Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise Scholarship Available

Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise awards a four-year scholarship each year to a Virgin Islands high school senior. The Ronald R. Magnuson Scholarship is available to all St. Thomas and St. John students that have been accepted into the University of the Virgin Islands. Eligible students will need to have achieved at least a “B” average in high school, achieved satisfactory SAT scores and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. The scholarship pays for tuition, books and fees for four years as long the recipient is enrolled full time, maintains a satisfactory GPA and is active in Rotaract at UVI.

Interested seniors will need to complete the application and write an original essay on “The Virgin Islands High School Dropout Rate, What Can We do About It?” along with three letters of recommendation. The deadline is May 15. “The Magnuson Scholarship affords a Virgin Island student the opportunity to attend the university free for four years. Angelica Claxton and Aniqua Donadelle, the most recent students to be awarded the scholarship, are excelling in their education, and we are very proud to be able to sponsor them,” said Jenifer Smith, Rotary Sunrise president.
All public and private high schools have been distributed the Ronald R. Magnuson Scholarship Application 2010. Parents and students should contact Cheryl Kinder at 774-2944, ext. 279, or e-mail ckinder@vilaw.com for more information on the Magnuson Scholarship.
Rotary Club of St. Thomas Sunrise was founded in 2003. Its Rotary-sponsored programs include the adoption of the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School, advancing senior citizens’ programs through the Lucinda Millin Home, raising funds and community awareness for the Rotary International’s Polio Plus Program as well as working with the homeless through The Salvation Army.
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