CFVI, Prior Family Foundation Award Scholarships to V.I. Students

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded scholarships to three Virgin Island students to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich. The Prior Interlochen Scholarships provide financial aid for students who have been accepted to the Interlochen Arts Academy School and/or summer programs. The arts program provides students with the opportunity to study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing or dance.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 were funded through the generosity of the Prior Family Foundation. Selection was based on a student’s overall financial need, academic progress, extracurricular activities and answers to essay questions.
“In the past the Foundation has offered scholarships for local students to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy, and we are excited to provide this opportunity once again. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our youth will have access to life-enriching programs,” said Dee Brown, CFVI president.
The following is the list of this year’s recipients:
Scholarship Recipient/ Age/ School/ Program/ Interest
Ella Barr, age 14, who attends the VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy on St. Thomas, has won a scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy-Boarding High School to study Dance.
Lidell Henley, age 13, who attends John H. Woodson Jr. H.S on St. Croix, has won a scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy-Summer Camp Music Program to study Music.
Vivia Webster, age 8, who attends Free Will Baptist School on St. Croix, has won a scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy-Summer Camp Dance Program to study Dance.
Applications were managed at
For more information about future scholarship opportunities, visit the Web site at

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