USVI teachers may apply for Virgin Islands STEM Grants


USVI teachers may apply for Virgin Islands STEM grants thanks to AT&T gift to CFVI

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is now accepting applications for U.S. Virgin Islands Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grants ranging from $250-$5,000, for the 2015-2016 school year. The grants are made possible through the generosity of AT&T and are open to professionals within the United States Virgin Islands public school system. Grantees may initiate activities either in the classroom or in the school.

cfvi-logoAcknowledging the need for education that goes beyond high school, AT&T President for Florida, Puerto Rico and the USVI Joe York stated, “We know that industries engaged in STEM disciplines will create a majority of high-value, high-wage jobs and within 10 years, almost nine out of 10 new jobs will require education beyond a high school degree. An educated workforce is critical to the future success of the U.S. Virgin Islands, our nation and the success of our company as well.”

The competitive process will give consideration to programs that seek to enhance student learning in STEM fields, direct involvement of students, clearly defined goals and objectives, budget feasibility, and qualitative outcomes. If successful, full documentation of all expenditures, reports and visuals will be required following the project.

Applicants may submit applications to CFVI through  Nov. 23. Applications can be submitted through an online portal at cfvi.fluidreview.com.

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