The Foundation’s main focus in the area of education is to provide scholarships to U.S. Virgin Islands students pursuing degrees in higher education.
The 2022-23 academic scholarship application is open as of March 15, 2022. The deadline to submit your application is May 20, 2022. We hope to have final decisions out by late July/early August at the latest.
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 2021, CFVI awarded more than $139,065 in scholarship awards to 58 Virgin Islands students. For the 2022-2023 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.) *Part-time enrollment is sufficient only for the Librarian Legacy Scholarship
- 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.
2022 Undergraduate Scholarships Available
- Alexander A. Farrelly Scholarship – Two scholarships of $2,500 each for students pursuing a degree in early childhood education, education or health sciences.
- Anna Green Walsh Scholar Award – Up to four $2,500 scholarships for first-generation scholars.
- Artrelle M. Wheatley Scholarship – Up to one year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI (completed freshman year).
- Blackhall Family Scholarship
- Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each for graduating high school seniors enrolling in technical post-high school education in the fields of plumbing, electrical, automotive, welding and metalwork, masonry, locksmithing, or other forms of construction.
- An award of $2,500 for a graduating high school senior studying in the fields of secretarial, paralegal, court reporting, or some such form of post-high school training.
- CAHS Class of 1951 – An award of $2,500 to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree and who has significant financial need.
- Coral World Scholarship – $2,500 to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year 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 a student pursuing a degree in Accounting.
- Falek Family Scholarship – Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student.
- Heavy Materials Scholarship – One year scholarships to high school seniors who have, or whose parents have resided in the USVI for at least 10 years, to attend college, technical or vocational school.
- Isaac and Rebecca Paiewonsky Scholarship – $2,000 per year for up to four years ($8,000 total) to a graduating high school senior from Charlotte Amalie High School.
- Judy and Scott Barber Family Scholarship – $2,500 scholarship awarded to one 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.
- Lana Vento Scholarship – Up to four scholarships of $2,500 each available to undergraduate or graduate students, preferably students interested in marine and environmental sciences and/or first-generation scholars.
- Milan and Aliki Glumidge Scholarship – $2,500 to a student pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or culinary arts.
- Next Generation Student Scholarship – Up to four $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are first-generation scholars.
- Prior Family Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship – One award of $2,500 to assist Virgin Island students accepted into performing arts programs at prestigious schools.
- Real Impact Corporation Scholarship – Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each awarded to a graduating high school senior or current college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in business.
- Secret Harbour Scholarship – Up to four scholarships of $3,000 each for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in hospitality and/or culinary arts.
- Theodore E. Sharp Scholar Award – Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each to students with outstanding records in community service that have applied to or are continuing in an accredited college or university.
- Tunick Family Fund Scholarship – $2,500 award to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands, with academic excellence (3.5 GPA or higher) and financial need who is pursuing a degree in business.
- Universal Business Supplies Scholarship – $2,500 award to one 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 who is also a graduate of a USVI high school.
2022 Graduate Scholarships Available
- CAHS Physician Alumni Scholarship Fund – $5,000 to a CAHS graduate that attended CAHS for at least three years and resided in the USVI for at least five years and who has been accepted to an accredited medical school.
- J. Raymond Jones Scholarship – An award of $2,500 to a student pursuing a graduate degree in math or science, with priority given to applicants who are currently teaching in the USVI and/or intend to teach in the USVI.
- Librarian Legacy Scholarship – $5,000 to a USVI resident who is enrolled in a graduate-level program (full-time or part-time) in the field of library science and information studies, accredited by the American Library Association or a comparable university program.
- 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.
Other Scholarships Available
- Jaci and Jerry Silverberg Trumpet Award – $2,500 scholarship for a student entering or enrolled in an accredited music program at a college or university. Applicants are not required to play the trumpet, but must be able to document accomplishments in the field of music. NOTE: The deadline for this award is March 31, 2022.
Applicant Checklist (Graduate and Undergraduate students):
- 2022 Scholarship Application (same application for undergraduate and graduate students).
- Transcript with current GPA – Students are required to upload their most recent transcript. Unofficial or official transcripts are accepted.
- Student Aid Report, including EFC (Expected Family Contribution) score, from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) from most recent income tax return.
The deadline for application submission is Friday, May 20, 2022 (11:59 p.m. AST).
For any questions or technical assistance, contact Executive Manager, Beth Nuttall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit cfvi.net/grants-scholarships/scholarships.
To access the scholarship FAQ, click here.
If you are interested in donating to an existing scholarship fund, or establishing a new scholarship fund, contact CFVI at email@example.com.
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.
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 $312,750 in scholarships to 224 Virgin Islands students in 2020 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!