CFVI Awards Students Summer Enrichment, Marine Related Scholarships

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 11 Virgin Islands students to attend marine-related programs this summer. These students will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, boating and aquatic sporting activities. This is the foundation’s annual grants program to provide financial aid for students to experience a life-enriching summer.
With the expansion of the maritime industry and the growing number of marine-related youth programs in the territory, CFVI felt that it was important to support the youth by making these opportunities available. A main goal of CFVI is to enhance the quality of life for youth and to open up opportunities that would not otherwise be available. Funds for these offerings are provided through the generosity of donors who give to unrestricted funding, CFVI Angels.
Students of kindergarten age through juniors in high school were eligible to apply. Decisions were made on the basis of financial need and the quality of the program. Priority was also given to children who are living in foster care.
Many of the recipients this year are residents of the Queen Louise Home for Children on St. Croix. Dana Holtz, director of the home, said, “CFVI is seriously making dreams come true for these children. They will be able to have an experience they may not have been able to have otherwise.”
The recipients are attending programs such as the St. Croix Adventure Camp, the World Ocean School Summer Program and the Department of Sports, Park and Recreation Sports Camp. Applications for the summer enrichment scholarships were managed at www.cfvi.fluidreview.com.
For more information about CFVI scholarships and grants, visit the Web site at http://www.cfvi.net/.
 

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