Scholarships

The 2021-22 academic scholarship application is now open! Submit your application no later than May 15, 2021.

You can access the online scholarship portal here: cfvi.co/ScholarshipPortal.  

Consistent with the Foundation’s mission to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families in the territory by making enriching opportunities attainable, funds for the scholarships are provided through generous donors to CFVI. In 2020, CFVI awarded more than $312,000 in scholarships and scholar-grants to students in the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts. 

For the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle, CFVI will be awarding academic scholarships based on the following criteria. 

An applicant must: 

  • Be a senior in or graduate of a U.S. Virgin Islands high school (or a graduate of a high school outside of the Territory who can provide documentation that they transferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic or Hurricanes Irma and Maria)
  • Provide proof of enrollment or admission:
  • For Undergraduate scholarships: Be currently enrolled in or have applied for full-time admission to an accredited institution with a program leading to an Associate or Bachelor’s degree, or a professional certification (depending on specific scholarship criteria).
  • For Graduate scholarships: Be currently enrolled in or have applied for full-time admission to an accredited institution with a program leading to an advanced degree (Master’s, Ph.D., JD, MD, etc.)
  • Have submitted all reports for previous scholarships received.

CFVI’s scholarship review committee will make recommendations for selection based on the specific criteria of scholarships available, which may include: overall financial need, academic progress, extracurricular activities and answers to essay questions. Each year scholarships are offered spanning a variety of subject/focus areas, such as marine biology, arts/humanities, accounting, early childhood education, education, and health sciences. Scholarships specific to students enrolled/enrolling at the University of the Virgin Islands are also available. 

Applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships must be submitted through CFVI’s online portal at cfvi.co/ScholarshipPortal. All returning applicants must log in to their previously created account. All new applicants must create a new account with the online scholarship portal. 

2021 Scholarships Available 

  • Alexander A. Farrelly Scholarship – Up to two $2,000 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in early childhood education, education or health sciences.
  • Anna Green Walsh Scholar Award – Up to four $2,500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students that have applied to, or are already enrolled in, any accredited college or university.
  • Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship – Up to one year full tuition scholarship to an undergraduate student attending University of the Virgin Islands with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2021.
  • Blackhall Family Scholarship – $2,500 to a student pursuing post-high school technical training in the fields of plumbing, electrical, or other forms of construction.
  • CAHS Class of 1951 Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School who is pursuing an undergraduate degree and who has significant financial need.
  • CAHS Physician Alumni Scholarship – $5,000 to a Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) graduate who attended CAHS for at least 3 years, resided in the V.I. for at least 5 years and who has been accepted to an accredited medical school.
  • Coral World Scholarship – $3,500 to a student pursuing a four-year degree in science at any accredited college or university, with first preference going to applicants in the fields of environmental science or marine biology.
  • David O’Connell Accounting Scholarship – $2,500 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Accounting.
  • Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship – $2,000 per year for up to four years ($8,000 total) for a high school senior graduating from Charlotte Amalie High School.
  • J. Raymond Jones Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to a student pursuing a graduate degree in math or science with preference going to those applicants who are currently teaching in the USVI and/or intend to teach in the USVI.
  • Judy and Scott Barber Family Scholarship – $2,500 scholarship awarded to one undergraduate student that has applied to or is currently enrolled in a college or university with significant financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Junior Angels Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to an undergraduate student who is a past or current member of Junior Angels.
  • Lana Vento Charitable Trust Scholarship – Up to $10,000 in scholarships available to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in marine or environmental science and/or medical sciences.
  • Librarian Legacy Scholarship – An award of $5,000 for a VI resident who resided on St. John for 5 years at some point in their life and is enrolled in a graduate level program in the field of Library Science and Information Studies, accredited by the American Library Association or a comparable university program.
  • Milan & Aliki Glumidge Memorial Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Hospitality and/or Culinary Arts.
  • Next Generation Scholar Award – Up to 4 scholarships of $2,500 each to undergraduate, first-generation students (those whose parent(s)/guardian(s) have not completed a four-year college degree), with preference going to those applicants pursuing degrees in environmental science or marine biology.
  • NSL Graduate Studies Fund Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to a student pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences or the fine arts.
  • Paradise Jam Scholarship – Up to 2 scholarships of $2,500 each to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree related to athletics.
  • Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship – Up to 2 scholarships of $2,500 each to assist Virgin Island students accepted into undergraduate or graduate performing arts programs.
  • Secret Harbour Scholarship – Up to 4 scholarships of $3,000 each for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Hospitality and/or Culinary Arts.
  • Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Award – $2,500 award to one undergraduate student who can document a record of exceptional community service.
  • Tunick Family Fund Scholarship – $2,500 award to one undergraduate student attending University of the Virgin Islands, or any Historically Black College or University (HBCU), who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need and is pursuing a degree in business.
  • Universal Business Supplies Scholarship – $2,500 award to one undergraduate student that has applied to or is currently enrolled in a college or university with significant financial need and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Whitley E. A. Williams Scholarship – $2,000 to an applicant that has applied to or is currently enrolled at UVI as an undergraduate student who is also a graduate of a USVI high school.

Summer scholarship for current VI high school students (separate application):

  • Jaci and Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Scholarship – Up to four $2,500 scholarships available to current VI high school students attending a 2021 summer music program/camp (either virtual or in-person). Note that this application is due by April 30, 2021.

Applicant Checklist (Graduate and Undergraduate students): 

  1. 2021 Scholarship Application (same application for undergraduate and graduate students).
  2. Transcript with Current GPA – Students are required to upload their most recent transcript. Unofficial or official transcripts are accepted.
  3. Student Aid Report, including EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Score, from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from most recent Income Tax Return.
  5. Submit!

The deadline for application submission is Saturday, May 15th (11:59pm AST).

For any questions or technical assistance, contact Executive Manager, Beth Nuttall, at bethn@cfvi.net. 

If you are interested in donating to an existing scholarship fund, or establishing a new scholarship fund, contact CFVI at general.info@cfvi.net.  

All students are encouraged to apply regardless of academic or financial status. 

CFVI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

To access the scholarship FAQ, click here. 


Scholarship Support

Interested in supporting USVI students but don’t want to start your own fund? Consider donating to the Anna Green Walsh Scholarship Fund.

The Anna Green Walsh Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 and was the very FIRST Scholarship Fund at CFVI.  The Fund was created from the Estate of Anna G. Walsh, a social worker from New York City who moved to St. Thomas after retiring and made the Virgin Islands her home.  Your gift to the Anna Green Walsh Fund will help celebrate the legacy of Anna Walsh and will be used to provide scholarships to Virgin Islands students!


Calling all Scholarship Recipients Since 1996

 

CFVI awarded more than $205,000 in scholarships in 2019 and nearly $3 million overall in the last two decades to talented students from the Virgin Islands. If you are a past scholarship recipient, we would love to hear from you!

Please fill out this simple form and give us your update.