The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund has announced that the deadline for scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year has been extended to Friday.

This year, one or two awards totaling $5,000 will be given to qualifying St. John females whose family or they themselves have resided on St. John for five years or more and will attend or are attending an accredited college or university. Applications may be picked up at Connections in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay or by contacting the Rutniks at 340-693-8069. Applications also are available at the upper campus of Gifft Hill School on St. John and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas. Notice will be given on or before June 4.

The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is now part of the Gifft Hill School Scholarship Endowment fund. Since the inception of the scholarship fund in 1997, more than $170,000 has been awarded to V.I. students. The fund was established in memory of their daughter, Ruby.