St. Croix Foundation Opens Spring Grant Cycle For Summer Enrichment Programs

The St. Croix Foundation is pleased to offer two summer scholarship opportunities for students on St. Croix.

1. Dove Memorial Art Scholarship Fund
Funded through generous seed donations from local attorney Diane Russell and Don and Patricia Weeden in 2005, the DOVE Arts Scholarship Fund was created in memory of the late Crucian artist, Lloyd “Dove” Braffith. Through this Fund scholarships of up to $750 will be awarded to young people are serious about developing their skills in the arts including creative writing.

With a broad focus on performing, culinary and visual arts, the Dove Memorial Scholarship offers grants to public and private school students in grades 7th thru 11th on the island of St. Croix for the purpose of attending internships and summer art enrichment programs.

2. Math and Science Scholarship Fund
The Foundation is also accepting applications for its Math and Science Scholarship Fund which was launched in 2005 and awards grants of up to $2,000 to qualifying public high school students on the island of St. Croix. To be eligible for this grant, students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a (B) or better and be accepted into an accredited enrichment program locally or stateside, with a specific focus on math or science.

Since the inception of both the Funds, over $75,000 in grants has been awarded.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR BOTH THE DOVE AND MATH and SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MAY 15TH, 2014. Interested parties should e-mail their requests for an application to the Foundation at staff@stxfoundation.org or call the St. Croix Foundation directly at 773-9898 for more information.