Robert Finch Memorial Scholarship Application

Robert Finch, son of Earle and Olyve 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, both in Social Work. Robert served his military tour of duty in Frankfurt, Germany and worked first in the Virgin Islands for the Department of Health, Division of Mental Health and then as Director of the Drug and Alcohol Division for the Veteran’s Administration, in Washington, DC. We are honored that his family supports the use of his name and inspiration for this scholarship. 

Applicant Information
Name *
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High School Address *
High School Address
School Contact *
School Contact
Principal, Counselor or Teacher
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Is an SAT/ACT score required for admission to your program? *
If yes, please provide the score below. Official score sheets are to be submitted via email to
Financing Your Education
Will you be receiving Financial Aid? *
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Use the space below to list accomplishments/awards/activities of which you are most proud. (Clubs memberships, community service, church activities, work or other related activities and experience. Please include dates of participation for each.
Please write or copy/paste a 500-word essay highlighting your academic and career goals and addressing the topic of how your education will influence the Virgin Islands.
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Acknowledgement of Required Documents *
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Student Electronic Signature *
Student Electronic Signature
I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that false of misleading information in my application will result in my disqualification from this scholarship competition. I understand that, if selected to receive this scholarship, the actual award of funds is contingent on proof that I am enrolled in a degree or vocational program.
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Information requested in this application form and the related documents will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your application for a Virgin Islands Association, DC Robert Finch Memorial Scholarship. Personal information contained in this application will only be made available to members of the Scholarship Selection Committee and the members of the Virgin Islands Association, DC Board of Directors.