May 16, 2003 – Following are summaries of information provided to the Source by sponsoring organizations about scholarships currently available.
In some cases, more extensive articles also are posted. To access them, search at the bottom of this section of the Source using the key word "scholarship."
Guy Benjamin Parent/Teacher Organization
Donor organization: Guy Benjamin Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization
Number of scholarships: Not announced
Amount of scholarship: $1,000
Qualifications: High school 2003 graduates who attended Guy H. Benjamin School on St. John for at least four years and who have at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Deadline for applying: May 27, 2003
How/where to obtain an application: 776-6242
Contact: 776-6242
V.I. Housing Authority Section 8 S.E.E.K.S.
Donor organization: V.I. Housing Authority (VIHA)
Number of scholarships: One in each district
Amount of scholarship: $1,000
Qualifications: Housing's Section 8 Program participants aged 16-21 who have been accepted into a college, trade or technical school and have at least a GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: 5 p.m. May 30, 2003
How/where to obtain an application: VIHA's central office on St. Croix; VIHA annex located in Oswald Harris Court for St. Thomas/St. John applicants.
Contact: VIHA Section 8 office on St. Croix at 778-7442 Ext. 2323 or 2372. St. Thomas/St. John interested parties call 714-0174 or 714-0175.
Ruby Rutnik
Donor organization: Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund
Number of scholarships: One for one year, renewable for a second year
Amount of scholarship: $2,500
Qualifications: St. John females whose families or selves have resided on St. John for at least five years.
Other information of note: Notice will be given by June 15, 2003.
Deadline for submitting: May 31, 2003 (extended)
How/where to obtain an application: Pick up at Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay, or call the Rutniks at 693-8069.
Contact: The Rutniks at 693-8069.
Robert C. Byrd
Donor organization: V.I. Education Department
Number of scholarships: Five
Amount of scholarship: $1,500
Qualifications: Graduating seniors of V.I. public, private and parochial schools in the St. Thomas/St. John District, or students who have successfully completed a GED program; have been accepted and plan to be a full-time student.
Other information of note: The scholarship can be renewed for a maximum of eight semesters if eligibility is maintained.
The V.I. Education Department administers this program in compliance with section 419 E of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Deadline for submitting: 5 p.m. July 30, 2003
How/where to obtain an application: the Office of the Commissioner of the Education Department, the Curriculum Center in Anna's Retreat and at various high schools on St. Thomas.
Contact: 775-2250 Ext. 229, Patricia Nathan, acting district director for curriculum, assessment and technology.


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