Viya is offering scholarships for first-year college students in the territory. CEO Alvaro Pilar said, “Viya is, once again, committed to investing in the community’s future by supporting Virgin Islands high school graduates who plan to study science, technology, telecommunications, engineering and other disciplines that will bolster technological advancements in the Virgin Islands and the region.”
The scholarships will be awarded to two V.I. high school seniors—one in each district– who have already been accepted to a college or a university to pursue a degree in either science, technology., engineering, mathematics, business administration, accounting or related fields. The winning student in each district will get a one-time $10,000 scholarship to be used for tuition only.
Applications are available at the security desks at the Viya Customer Experience Centers in Estate Diamond on St. Croix, Tutu Park on St. Thomas and The Marketplace on St. John. Applications are also available from guidance counselors at all Virgin Islands highs schools. Or students can obtain applications by downloading the requisite forms from Viya’s website: http://www.viyavi.com/viya-scholarship-applicationsavailable/.
All completed applications must be submitted to one of Viya’s offices or postmarked by Tuesday, May 1. Full instructions on the submittal process are included in the application packets provided at the aforementioned locations and Viya’s website.
“I am encouraging talented students with an interest in STEM programs and related fields to apply for the Viya Scholarship. We are very excited about the opportunity to provide financial assistance to worthy, young scholars as they continue their educational endeavors,” said Pilar.