USVI to provide four years of free college tuition for all qualified high school graduates


ST CROIX, USVI — Following US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp’s groundbreaking announcement on Tuesday that 1,700 residents would receive free tuition to attend the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), the legislation authorizing the new scholarship program has been forwarded to senators.

Under the governor’s proposed plan, graduates from any US Virgin Islands school – public or private – are eligible to apply for four years of free tuition. The free tuition program projects the US Virgin Islands as a national leader in its commitment to educational advancement.

“We need to make investments in the right place – our people,” Mapp said.

The VI Workforce Development Scholarship Program should begin in the fall of 2019 and will cover full tuition for…

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