St. Croix Foundation Offers STEM Scholarships to St. Croix Graduating Seniors through the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Croix Foundation is pleased to offer a minimum of three scholarships between $500 and $5,000 each to 2024 graduating seniors on St. Croix through the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund. The Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund beginning May 15, 2024, and the deadline to apply is June 14, 2024.

Open to 2024 graduates from St. Croix public, private, or parochial schools, the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund requires that applicants be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Applicants must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university to study and must indicate and maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applications will be reviewed by the St. Croix Foundation Grants Review Committee and must be received no later than June 14.

The Lang-Wise STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholarship Fund was established in the fall of 2022 at St. Croix Foundation by St. Croix resident and engineer Raydiance Wise. Recognizing that scholarships help to cover significant costs associated with higher education, this award is designed to encourage students to pursue STEM-related fields of study by offsetting expenses related to travel, clothing, textbooks, and other expenses that become burdensome. The Fund supports graduating seniors from public, private, or parochial schools on the island of St. Croix.

In its first official cycle, the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund awarded $13,500 to five St. Croix youth studying nursing, physics, computer science, biology and cyber security at institutions including Howard University, Northeastern University, Texas State University, University of Tampa and Nova Southeastern University.

Application Process. To apply, interested students should visit the Foundation’s website at where Application Guidelines can be found. All applications are due June 14. Applicants will be informed of decisions by July 3rd. All scholarship recipients are required to report on their successes and challenges throughout the year to help ensure that the Fund continues to meet current needs and to provide students with additional support if needed. If challenges or questions arise regarding completing the application and/or obtaining required documents, staff is available to assist at or

St. Croix Foundation wishes to extend its sincerest appreciation the Lang-Wise family, who is strategically and intentionally supporting our young people. For more information about how to support the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund, please visit the Foundation online at or call at 340.773.9898.