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UVI Student Researcher Awarded AES; CES Scholarship

The University of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and Cooperative Extension Service (CES) granted Samuel Joseph a $500 scholarship.  Joseph, a junior Information Systems and Technology major on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, received the scholarship check along with a certificate on Jan. 31, 2017, at the first AES student research meeting of spring 2017 semester.

“This scholarship encourages UVI students to pursue their interest in agriculture by providing an additional incentive to work with AES scientists,” said Dr. Bob Godfrey, director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.  “Joseph was selected based on his work with Dr. Tom Zimmerman in the AES Biotechnology and Agroforestry research program.  The scholarship will assist him with financial support for the classes he is taking this semester.”

The scholarship highlights a student success that is supported by two programs that seek to create educational opportunities for UVI students outside the classroom, in different ways. In doing so, AES and CES can work together to support the Land Grant mission and the UVI strategic plan.

More information is available in a news release on the UVI website – - and from this direct link.