The Virgin Islands Association, DC (VIA-DC)
The Virgin Islands Association (VIA) of the DC Metropolitan area was founded in 1980 as a non-profit association committed to our community, academic excellence and our cultural traditions. VIA-DC is an active community network, supporting the enhancement of cultural diversity and providing professional development and mentoring to our college bound students. To fulfill our mission of academic excellence and extend our support to Virgin Islands students, VIA-DC is pleased to announce the following 2017 scholarships:
- Robert Finch Memorial Scholarship here
Robert Finch, served as the first President of the Washington, DC based Virgin Islands Association. Under his leadership, the fledgling organization developed a robust membership with a mission of supporting the people of the Virgin Islands. Robert Finch believed in the power of education and held a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from Virginia
Commonwealth University (VCU), both in Social Work.
- Imani Marley-Husbands Scholarship here
Imani Marley-Husbands, a member of the Virgin Islands Association, DC since 2012, graduating from the University of the Virgin Islands with a BA in English in 1996. The IMH Humanities Scholarship was established in 2015 to support students attending UVI who are majoring in disciplines within the Humanities, especially English and/or Communications.
- Beverly Scatliffe Scholarship here
Beverly Scatliffe, graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, University College. A member of the Virgin Islands Association since 2009, Ms. Scatliffe, a mentor and strong believer in the education of our next generation, seeks to support current college students. She recognizes that funding is not as readily available to students after the Freshman Year and established the Beverly Scatliffe Fund for book scholarships in 2016 to support two returning college students who are passionate about and involved in community service.