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Multiple Scholarship Opportunities Available for 2024 St. Croix Graduates

St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

St Croix graduates can now compete for at least five scholarships offered through the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development.

Scholarships are being funded by the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund, the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund and the St. Croix Educational Complex 20th Anniversary Reunion Committee Fund. Applications are currently being accepted and the deadline to apply is June 14.

The Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund has committed to a minimum of three scholarships valued between $500 and $5,000. Graduates from St. Croix public, private, or parochial schools who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university and who are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics can apply. Students must also indicate and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher, according to a press release.

According to the release, the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund, established in 2022 by St. Croix resident and engineer Raydiance Wise, has so far awarded $13,500 to five St. Croix youth.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund, open to graduating seniors from any St. Croix public high school, is valued at up to $3,000.  Applicants must indicate acceptance to an accredited institute of higher learning and maintain a GPA of 2.0 and higher. All applicants will be asked to submit a 500-word essay describing a time they met and overcame an obstacle, as well as a video presentation describing their educational goals, stated the release.

According to the release, the St. Croix Educational Complex 20th Anniversary Reunion Committee Fund, open to graduates of the St. Croix Educational Complex, is valued at no more than $5,000. Applicants must indicate acceptance to an accredited college or university and indicate and maintain a GPA of 2.0 and higher.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund, established by Junior Gaspard in honor of his grandparents who he felt embodied hard work, determination and resilience, aims to provide opportunities to youth who have met obstacles but persevered despite these challenges. His sister Anquanette Gaspard, established the St. Croix Educational Complex 20th Anniversary Reunion Committee Fund as she also recognized an opportunity to increase support for St. Croix youth, according to the release.

To apply for any of these scholarships, students can visit the foundation’s website at https://www.stxfoundation.org/grants-scholarships/. If there are any additional questions regarding the application, students can email staff at ajohnson@stxfoundation.org or lcox@stxfoundation.org.

Applicants will be informed of decisions by July 3.

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