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Scholarship recipient Shareena A. Cannonier graduates Suma Cum Laude!

The Jeffrey Matheny Scholarship Fund

Jeffrey Matheny loved St. John and the healing powers of Virgin Islands National Park. In his honor, the Friends sponsors a scholarship program established by his family with the aim of encouraging study, among Virgin Islanders at the university level, in fields related to natural resource management and/or protection.

The scholarship program offers a $2000 annual scholarship to a Virgin Islander attending or entering into an accredited university with a planned major in a field related to the cultural resources of our park (anthropology, archeology) and/or natural resources (environmental science, biology, chemistry, marine science, oceanography). 

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have:
  • Virgin Island residence and have completed high school in the Virgin Islands (or be a senior)
  • Attained a 3.0 ("B" Average) during their previous (and most recent) three-semesters of high school and/or university (whichever is applicable).
  • Studying in one of the degree fields listed above.

Please note that while priority will be given to Virgin Islanders studying at the University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islanders studying at any accredited university are eligible to apply.

We are currently seeking applicants for the 2019-2020 school year. To apply please contact Tonia Lovejoy at tlovejoy@friendsvinp.org or call (340) 599-6549.

2019-2020 Scholars
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 year! The application deadline is October 30, 2019.

Contact Tonia Lovejoy, Development Director at tlovejoy@friendsvinp.org or call (340) 799-4940 for more information.


2018-2019 Scholars

Danielle Olive

Evan Jones

2017-2018 Scholars

Danielle Olive

Evan Jones

2017-2016 Scholars

Danielle Olive

Lilia Uzzell

Daniel Qualls

2015-2016 Scholars

Danielle Olive

Lilia Uzzell

Daniel Qualls

2014-2015 Scholars

Bridget Ousley

Krystal Lanclos

2013-2014 Scholars

Krystal Lanclos

Clemrick Bryan

Shareena A. Cannonier

Alliyah Maynard

2010-2013 Scholars

Makeda Okolo

Thad Lettsome

Jan-Alexis Barry

Arsenio Julien

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