Robert Finch Scholarship Awards
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.
Imani Marley-Husbands Scholarship Awards
Imani Marley-Husbands, a member of the Virgin Islands Association since 2012, graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a BA in English in 1996. She is a charter member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's Rho Omicron chapter founded on the St. Thomas Campus. Imani retired from local government in the state of Georgia, DeKalb County department of Purchasing & Contracting in 2015 and currently works as a Sr. Contract Specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration in Atlanta, GA.
The IMH Humanities Scholarship was established in 2015 to support students who are majoring in disciplines within the Humanities, especially English and/or Communications. While an English Major at the University of the Virgin Islands, Mrs. Husbands found it hard to find funding in the way of grants or scholarships for the Humanities. She vowed upon graduation to fund her own scholarship for students that shared her interest in education.
Beverly Scatliffe Scholarship Awards
Beverly Scatliffe, a native of the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, graduated in 1988 with a bachelor's degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Maryland, University College. Currently, Ms. Scatliffe is a self-employed accounting professional serving not-for-profit organizations and a mentor to youth at WIN family services.
A member of the Virgin Islands Association since 2009, Ms. Scatliffe, a mother, 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.