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UVI Students Awarded Record Number of National Title III Scholarships

Four University of the Virgin Islands students were awarded the National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Title III Administrators, Inc. scholarships in September. “This is the largest number of students that have won in a single competition in the history of UVI’s participation in the competition, and this speaks well of the quality of the students at the institution,” said UVI Title III Coordinator Dayle Barry.

Jovansia Matthew was awarded the $1,000 regional scholarship, while Kelvina Salters, Renell Agard, and Lesley-Anne Samuels were awarded $500 each. The University of the Virgin Islands has been participating in this scholarship program as far back as 2013. Since 1968, the U.S. Education Department implemented a Title III, Part B for the purpose of strengthening HBCUs. Financial assistance is provided to these institutions in order to assist in establishing or strengthening their physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowment.

Additionally, funds are allocated for the improvement of campus facilities; education or financial information designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students’ families.

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