Strategic Grantmaking: Collecting Data and Building Models

For more than 15 years, St. Croix Foundation has been building a portfolio of targeted educational grants and scholarships that focus on literacy, teacher innovation, and professional development. Our grantmaking serves to complement our advocacy and research while providing support to teachers and students for direct impact. Read more about our Grants and Scholarships here and contact the Foundation directly for more information on how to apply.


The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund

St. Croix Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund on May 1. This special scholarship fund is open to graduates from a St. Croix public high school, who also attended a public junior high school, and has a maximum award amount of $5,000 to assist with tuition expenses. Geared towards providing opportunities for St. Croix youth to pursue their career goals through attending college or universities, all applications will be reviewed based on residency, school attendance, and GPA.

Students must submit their applications by June 15.
Awards will be announced by July 16.

Before applying and to determine eligibility, please review the Application Guidelines carefully.

Students are encouraged to apply online beginning on May 1 but may also download the full application or request one from the Foundation by phoning 340.773.9898. Hard copy applications must be submitted in person or delivered via mail to:

St. Croix Foundation for Community Development
Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund
1023 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Christiansted, VI 00820

Please contact the Foundation directly for more information at 340.773.9898.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund was established by Junior Gaspard in honor of his grandparents, Patrick and Amelia Williams, whose work ethic, determination, and expectation of excellence led to educational opportunities for multiple generations.