Rules Governing The

James Petersen, Jr. Scholarship Fund

  1. ELIGIBILITY
    1. An applicant should be an occupational student who has completed a sequence of a two three year program (with a minimum of 6 credits in a specific program) within the United States Virgin Islands.
    2. An applicant must be a permanent resident or a United States Citizen.
    3. An applicant must have an overall scholastic average of 3.0 or greater.
    4. An applicant must show evidence of acceptance to an accredited Institution.
    5. An applicant should be a graduating student going on to college for the first time.
    6. An applicant must pursue a degree in Career & Technical Vocational Occupation or a related field.
    7. An applicant must be a full time student.
  1.   APPLICATIONS
    1. All applications for a scholarship under the James Petersen, Jr. Scholarship shall be submitted to the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board with supporting documents (Permanent Resident Card or proof of citizenship and original transcript).
    2. The applicant must submit a photocopy of his/her social security card.
    3. Three recommendation forms should accompany the application.  One of the recommendations must be from the school, church, or community member.  No recommendation from relatives will be accepted.
    4. The applicant must submit a letter of acceptance from an accredited Institution of higher learning.
    5. The applicant shall request his/her school to have an official copy of the academic transcript forwarded to the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board.
    6. The applicant is required to submit to the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board a 250 word essay.

SAMPLE: Essay Question –  Why are you interested in furthering your education in a Career and Technical Education field and how will this education contribute to your immediate or long range career plans?

III. SCHOLARSHIP

    1. The Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board reserves the right to select an applicant based upon considerations such as: financial need, community need for the particular occupational training pursued; character references; and maturity.
    2. The Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board will discontinue a grant to an applicant who has poor scholastic records, unsatisfactory moral character, or if the applicant does not pursue the approved program in which the grant was given.
    3. The Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board shall determine the amount an applicant shall receive to help defray educational costs based on the amount of money available and the number of eligible applicants.
    4. The Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board shall issue a Promissory Agreement to be notarized before the release of funds.