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Golden Key Awards Four Scholarships with New Scholarship Fund

Golden Key International Honour Society Members Pose for a Photo

The University of the Virgin Islands Golden Key International Honour Society’s St. Croix Chapter, planned activities and initiatives to raise money to establish the first Golden Honor Honour Society Scholarship Fund. With monetary help from over 15 sponsors, the chapter received donations worth over $8,000 and awarded four scholarships in Spring 2017. The scholarship fund will help Golden Key members earn college degrees.

“We believe it’s important for our students to not only get to college, but through college, thus we want to provide resources to our members to ensure college completion,” outgoing Golden Key President Kevin Dixon said.

Due to the overwhelming support from the Virgin Islands Community, four scholarships were awarded to two undergraduate students and two graduate students for the upcoming 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Scholarship winners are Undergraduate Students Torhera Durand, a junior majoring in biology, and Ki-Ana Tonge, a sophomore majoring in education.

Graduate Students recipients are Lennoxsea Thompson, Master of Business Administration major and Naiella Knight-James, a Master of Arts Education: Counseling major.

“It took hard work from my team, and the tremendous support of the UVI community and broader Virgin Islands,” Dixon said. “We are ecstatic that we started a trend, but we hope it will have a continuous impact for years to come.”

Scholarship donors includes:

Gold Key Sponsor ($2,500 and more):

  • The Heart Center PC

Silver Key Sponsors ($800- $2,499):

  • VI Test Engineer
  • Plaza Extra West
  • Tutu, Plaza Extra East

 Friends of Golden Key Donors ($150- $$799):

  • UVI Research and Technology Park
  • Office of Attorney Joel Holt
  • Design Engineer
  • Fleming Transport
  • First Choice Auto Repair LLC
  • Northside Storage LLC
  • Mid-Island Federal Credit Union
  • Sunny Isle Baptist Church
  • Dr. Otto Campos
  • Aabra Group
  • Pastor Reginal Perry
  • Oliver Exterminating

Other in-kind donations received from:

  • Crucian Gold
  • Carambola Beach Resort
  • UVI Information Technology Services
  • Safi Yusuf of Gas City
  • Sugar Beach Resort and Condominiums
  • H.H. Tire & Battery Services
  • UVI Bookstore,
  • Anything in a Basket
  • Joy Sounds

Golden Key invites and accepts members, sophomore and above classification, who achieve a 3.33 grade point average, or higher. For more information see this link: Golden Key International Honour Society