St. Croix Foundation President Deanna James, left, with scholarship winners and family members at the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund and DOVE Memorial Arts Fund scholarship awards at the St. Croix Foundation.

St. Croix Foundation awarded a total of $17,000 in scholarships to five St. Croix graduates last week at St. Croix Foundation’s headquarters in Sunday Market Square.

Two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 were awarded though the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund’s second annual cycle, which was established to provide opportunities to St. Croix youth who have met obstacles but persevered despite these challenges and see educational pursuits as a means to achieving personal and professional success that can then be shared with the next generation.