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NSF Awards UVI Alumni Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two University of the Virgin Islands alumni Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) to complete advanced degrees in marine biology and chemistry.

Stephan Bitterwolf (‘13) and Marisha Perkins (‘13) are among 2,000 individuals that have been selected from the 16,500 applicants in 2015. Awardees represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and come from all states, as well as the District of Columbia, and commonwealths and territories of the United States.

The Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) awards three years of annual support – $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance – for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website - – and from this direct link.