Friends of Virgin Islands National Park believes that the future of conservation on St. John resides in our youth.  As such we are focused on building a pipeline of concerned and engaged citizens starting with School Kids In The Park (SKIP) and Learn To Swim programs through scholarships, summer job opportunities, and internships.  


Jeffrey Matheny Scholarship

This scholarship program was established by Jeffrey Matheny's family to support St. John students at the university level studying fields related to natural resource management and/or protection. 

Noble Samuel

Noble Samuel Scholarship

The Noble Samuel Scholarship is endowed by anonymous donors inspired by a man who generously shared his love for our park with passion and humility.  It is available to St. John youth attending college and includes a paid internship opportunity.