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V.I. Native Establishes $25,000 Endowment to Support UVI Computer Science Majors

University of the Virgin Islands’ students with an avid interest in computer science and related fields will be afforded the opportunity to advance their interest, thanks to an endowed scholarship fund of $25,000, established by the charitable foundation AROC, in October 2019.

Through this endowment, two deserving students will be selected to receive a book scholarship in the amount of $750 through the UVI Bookstore. Through other similar campaigns and initiatives, AROC hopes to lend additional support not only to UVI students, but residents of the Virgin Islands in general.

Cora Richardson, founder of AROC and native Virgin Islander residing in California, identified UVI as the charitable beneficiary of the funds, which are intended to support students majoring in computer science.

“Cora spoke compassionately about her home (St. Thomas) and sincerely desired to make a significant investment in the lives of young Virgin Islanders,” said Mitchell Neaves, vice president of Institutional Advancement.

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