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Locally Available Scholarships 2006-2007


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."
Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship 2006-2007
Donor organization: Rotary Club of St. John
Number of scholarships: One each year for four years.
Amount of scholarships: $5,000 for the first year of college; $3500 for the second year; $2,500 for the third year; and $1500 for the fourth year.
Qualifications: The student must be graduating in June from a high school on St. John. The student must have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average. The student must have been accepted to an institution of higher education. The student must demonstrate financial need (parent's or guardian's tax return from the previous year). Financial information is kept confidential.
Deadline: No later than 5 p.m., March 24, 2006.
How/where to obtain an application:
Applications can be obtained from your high school guidance counselor, at Connections of St. John, or by e-mail via [email protected]
HOVENSA Scholarship Program
Donor organization: HOVENSA L.L.C. Scholarship Program
Number of Scholarships: Not announced.
Amount of scholarship: The amount of a scholarship award can be as much as $2,000 per year for a student who will attend the University of the Virgin Islands or $4,000 per year for a student who will attend an accredited U. S. college or university outside of the Virgin Islands. Once awarded, a scholarship continues for four years provided that the recipient continues enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university and maintains good academic standing at the institution.
The HOVENSA Scholarship Program is open to all persons enrolled in a high school in the U. S. Virgin Islands, have maintained a grade average of "B" (3.0) or higher, have resided in the Virgin Islands for at least fifteen (15) years prior to the date of their application, or whose parents have resided here for at least fifteen years immediately prior to that date, and have financial need.
Deadline: March 15, 2006.
How/where to obtain an application:
Applications for a HOVENSA scholarship are available from the office of the guidance counselor at all high schools in the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Virgin Islands Department of Education
Donor organization: Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
Number of Scholarships: not announced
Amount of Scholarships: $1,500. The scholarship can be renewed for four years if eligibility is maintained.
The student must be a graduating student of the St. Thomas-St. John District Schools who has been accepted into a college or university for the fall of 2006. Applicants must have a cumulative average of "C" or better.
Deadline: April 21, 2006.
How/where to obtain an application:
The applications can be obtained from guidance counselors at public, private and parochial schools throughout the district, the Office of the Commissioner or at the Superintendent's Office located at the Curriculum Center in Estate Tutu.
For more information, contact Patricia A. Nathan at 775-2250, ext. 229.
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority
Donor Organization: Alva C. McFarlane Engineering Scholarship
Number of scholarships: four scholarships, one at each level, in both the St. Croix and the St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island districts.
Amount of scholarship: Up to $60,000 for students to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering and up to $20,00 for students to earn an associate's degree in electronics engineering or electronics technology.
McFarlane Scholars will be selected based on high school academic performance, community service record, personal interview and financial need. Scholars must return to full time paid employment at the Authority for a period of time equal to the period of the scholarship award received. WAPA has a critical need for electrical engineers so preference will be given to applicants seeking a degree in that field of study. Students studying for a bachelor's degree must enroll in the five year (3-2) engineering program at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). This program, conducted in partnership with Columbia University in New York City and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri Students, requires that students attend UVI for their first three years of study and complete the degree at one of the pre-selected universities during the last two years.
Applicants for the associate's degree scholarship must be accepted by a college or university accredited by a recognized educational accrediting organization in the United States. They are expected to return to WAPA after graduation to fulfill their obligation to the company.
Deadline: April 18, 2006.
How/where to obtain an application:
For more information about the Alva C. McFarlane scholarship and to download an application, students can visit www.viwapa.vi or call Cassandra Dunn at 773-2250, ext. 4085 or 643-2465.
St. Thomas Board of Realtors
Donor Organization: St. Thomas Board of Realtors
Number of Scholarships: Two.
Amount of Scholarships: $2,000.
Student must be college bound and must write an essay on this theme: "Write About Your Ideas on How to Utilize the Abandoned Government Properties That Adorn Our Island."
Deadline: May 31, 2006
How/where to obtain an application:
To obtain an application or for more information, call 774-8363.
Board of Education of the Virgin Islands
Donor organization: The Morris F. deCastro Fellowship Board
Number of scholarships: not announced.
Amount of scholarships: not announced.
1) Be a bona-fide resident of the Virgin Islands.
2) Be an employee or official in active service of the V.I. government.
3) Applicant must have made an outstanding contribution during the preceding year.
4) Be accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning.
5) Be nominated by either the governor, the president of the Legislature, the presiding judge of the district or territorial courts, or the administrator of St. John or any executive department.
Deadline: June 30, 2006
How /where to obtain an application:
Interested persons should submit a letter of application and the appropriate nomination letter to the Morris F. deCastro Fellowship Board, c/o Chairman of the V.I. Board of Education, Box 11900, St. Thomas, V.I. 00801
For more information, contact the office of the Board of Education at 774-4564, ext. 4622.


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