University of the Virgin Islands scholarships are available for incoming local high school students and currently enrolled University students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated scholastic ability. The minimum required grade point average is a "B."
Scholarship announcements are generally made during the month of February for the upcoming academic year, at which time scholarship applications will be available in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Financial Aid Offices, UVI Libraries, local high schools and on this web page.

Application Deadline Requirements

UVI's general annual scholarship application deadline is March 1.

To be considered a student must:

High School:

  • Complete the University's Scholarship application
  • have applied for Admissions to the University
  • have SAT/ACT scores of: SAT- A minimum of 490 on the Math and 500 on the Critical Reading section  / ACT- A minimum of 20 on the Math and 21 on the English.
  • have a minimum of a "B" average or its equivalent
  • be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • submit one letter of recommendation

Undergraduate:

  • complete the University's scholarship application
  • have earned 12 credits of academic study at UVI
  • be matriculated in a degree program at UVI
  • have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or F-1 International Student
  • submit one letter of recommendation

Graduate:

  • complete the University's scholarship application
  • have earned 6 credits of academic study at UVI
  • be matriculated in a degree program at UVI
  • have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident or F-1 International Student
  • submit one letter of recommendation
UVI Scholarship Application Period for the 2014-2015 School Year was closed on March 1, 2014.

UVI Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a partial list of available scholarships. Students are also encouraged to seek out other local and national scholarship programs.

SCHOLARSHIP NAME DESCRIPTION
Jane E. Tuitt Scholarship 4-year scholarship pays tuition, fees, contracted room and board, and an allowance for books.
VAL/SAL Scholarship 4-year scholarship for eligible students graduating as valedictorians and salutatorians at local high schools. Same benefits as Jane E. Tuitt.
Adele Galiber Music Scholarship 4-year scholarship for a Music Education major. Same benefits as Jane E. Tuitt.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship 1-year award. Recipient must have a minimum SAT score of 1100, and must be a U.S. citizen.
Bank of Nova Scotia Scholarship 1-year award worth $2500.
India Association Scholarship 1-year award.
V.I. Rum Scholarship ** 1-year award.
Addelita Cancryn Scholarship ** 1-year award.
EDC Scholarship ** 1-year award.
Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs (ECS)

6 scholarship and research programs sharing 1 common application for Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Psychology and Process Technology students. Each year, we support more than 70 students with scholarships, research stipends, book awards and travel to conferences.
To apply, please visit the ECS website http://ecs.uvi.edu.


** Unless otherwise indicated, most one-year awards range from $1,000 to $2,500.
The number of scholarships offered in each category varies depending on money allocated by the contributing donor/agency.

For More Information

Financial Aid Offices:
St. Thomas (340) 693-1090, financialaidstt@uvi.edu
St. Croix (340) 692-4193, financialaidstx@uvi.edu

Other Scholarship Opportunities See UVI opportunities above
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships - Various Sponsors http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/scholarship/about-scholarships-program
College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) http://www.gotocollegevi.com/
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