(Deadline to apply: May 13, 2016)
U.S. Virgin Islands- The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is once again providing grants to enrich the summer-months experiences of Virgin Island young people. This year, CFVI is accepting applications from students who are interested in attending marine-related programs. Students who wish to attend swimming, sailing, boating, marine biology or any type of aquatic sports camp, either on or off-island, are eligible to apply.
A main goal of the Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for VI youth and to open up opportunities that would not otherwise be available. Funds for these offerings are provided through the generosity of donors who give to unrestricted funding- CFVI Angels.
“Every year CFVI receives requests from students and their parents requesting assistance to attend quality summer programs. We love to say YES! Since the marine environment is one of the Virgin Islands’ greatest natural gifts, we are looking for applications from young people who are interested in expanding their horizons through marine-related experiences,” said CFVI President, Dee Baecher-Brown.
This offering is available to students of kindergarten age through juniors in high school. Decisions will be made on the basis of financial need and quality of the program. Priority will be given to children who are living in foster care. The maximum award amount is $2,500. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 13, 2016. Decisions will also be announced individually to students as committee decisions are made.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will award summer scholarships based on the following criteria. An applicant must:
• Be enrolled in a school in the US Virgin Islands;
• Have applied to /or been accepted to a marine-related summer program;
• Demonstrate financial need.
About the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been bringing positive change to the Territory through programs committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local community leaders, CFVI is a leading advocate and supporter of programs that give children the best starts possible while ensuring opportunity and sustainability for our community in the future. CFVI operates or funds close to 50 community programs including The Family Connection, Kids Count, scholarships, teacher grants, emergency grants to families and elderly residents of the USVI. CFVI is a registered non-profit entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.