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 three scholarships of up to $3,000 each to 2023 graduating seniors on St. Croix through the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship. The Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund beginning May 8, 2023, and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2023. The online application is available at

Open to 2023 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 30.

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 by offsetting costs related to travel, clothing, textbooks, and other expenses associated with attending college that become burdensome.

Founder of the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund, Raydiance Wise, stated that “We are honored to work with the St. Croix Foundation to support our youth as they pursue studies and careers in STEM. I personally benefitted from scholarships and fellowships as I pursued my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and we look forward to seeing our 2023 recipients excel in these challenging and rewarding fields.” In its first official cycle, the Lang-Wise STEM Scholarship Fund will provide a maximum of three scholarships.

Application Process. To apply, interested students should visit the Foundation’s website at where Application Guidelines can be found. All applications are due by June 30. Applicants will be informed of decisions within 30 days. 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. Contact Lilli Cox with any questions or challenges completing the application via email at

St. Croix Foundation wishes to extend its sincerest appreciation to the Lang-Wise family for 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.