The Edward P. McKenzie
Family Trust Scholarship
The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust offers academic scholarships and other grants to qualified individuals meeting the criteria established by the Scholarship Committee.
The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship
The Award Committee adjusts its objectives and criteria from time to time, but generally, The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship is designed to aid graduating high school students of the United States Virgin Islands, and in select circumstances, those from other locales, who demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Graduating from high school in the current calendar year;
- Academic standing placing the applicant in the top 10% of his or her graduating class;
- Acceptance at, and intention to attend, a college or university located in the continental United States;
- A demonstrated history of community service;
- Extensive involvement in high school and/or civic extra-curricular activities;
- A demonstrated need for financial assistance; and
- Evidence of a passion for improving public conditions of health, society, government, science, art or education.
Deadline For Application
Applicants will be required to complete an application and submit it not later than May 31st of any calendar year. Awards will be announced between June 15th and June 30 of each academic year.
Amount Of Scholarship
The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship will range from $500 to $2,500 and successful applicants may apply the funds to any academic or school-related expense, including costs of housing and support while away at school, and transportation to and from school. Successful applicants are eligible to apply for The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship in subsequent school years for which those previously successful applicants will be full-time undergraduate students.
McKenzie Trust Grants
In addition to The Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship, the Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust offers grants for varied purposes that, in the opinion of the Award Committee, meets the general objectives of enabling the recipient to improve his or her health, or social, educational, or career qualifications or to overcome a challenge not of their own making. Grant awards shall be in those amounts that the Award Committee deems appropriate, in light of the needs of the applicant, merits of the application, and the competing obligations of the Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust.
Deadline for Trust Grants
Applicants for McKenzie Trust Grants are encouraged to submit an application before the end of any calendar quarter for consideration in the month following the calendar quarter-end.
Applications For Scholarship & Grant
Applications for either the Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust Scholarship Award or the McKenzie Trust Grant may be downloaded and completed, and sent to the Secretary of the Award Committee at EdwardPMcKenzieFamilyTrust@
Award recipients are responsible for any taxes arising from their receipt and acceptance of the award.
Applicants agree to permit the Edward P. McKenzie Family Trust to publicize the award of a Scholarship or Grant, as applicable, in local, regional, and national publications, including online sources, radio and television, including the use of photos of the award recipient.