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The University of the Virgin Islands Receives First Generation Scholarship Grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation - $150,000 Grant Providing Four-Year Scholarships to Students Who Are First in Their Families to Attend College

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has received a $150,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation to provide scholarships to students who represent the first generation in their family to attend college. The grant will fund four-year scholarships for four UVI students. The students selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship are Leeann Knight, Shania Joseph, Naseem Jamil, and Naeem Sealey. The recipients will be eligible for renewal if they remain full-time students in good standing.

“A large percentage of UVI’s student population are first-generation college students,” said Dr. David Hall, President of the University of the Virgin Islands. “Being the first in your family to attend college can be challenging so the University of the Virgin Islands has catered our approach to student success with first-generation students in mind. The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship grant helps enhance that support to ensure success throughout their college career.”

Since 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program has supported students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university. The program has committed over $54 million in scholarships, provided to more than 4,300 students on more than 680 campuses across the country.

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