Community Outreach

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At the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, we take pride and enjoy the active role we play in our communities.

We donate our time and talents, contribute to charitable organizations, partner with communities, and support educational programs that foster our next generation of leaders.

After all, our employees live here, work here and give here.

  • For the 18th cycle, WAPA will award $160,000.00 in Alva C. McFarlane Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in engineering and engineering technologies. Over $2.8 million total to date. The scholarships come with a guaranteed job. Most generous program in the territory We have some of the best engineering minds in the region
  • We have been the primary sponsor of the V.I. Regional Science Bowl for almost 15 years --High School students have travelled to stateside competition with this support
  • We are Partners in Education with the Ulla Muller School and was the primary sponsor for their fundraiser: Winter Wonderland donating money and LED lights
  • We have adopted several schools throughout the territory over years and will continue to do so
  • We are sponsoring AgriFest again this year and always have a great display for children and adults; We also attend the Bordeaux Farmer’s Fair with lots of information and energy saving items
  • We have supported Relay for Life for many years including sponsoring teams and special events at the Relays
  • We continue our holiday caroling to schools and senior citizen homes on St. Croix with the support and participation of our Executive Director
  • We are active participants of Parent University-again with active participation by the Executive Director
  • We have supported Eudora Kean High School in its college tour initiative for its students
  • Our speaker bureau members appear regularly at schools, churches, community organizations, the university, etc. to give information and useful giveaways such as CFL bulbs and other items; we take our bucket trucks and power town exhibits for demonstrations at the schools In fact, just today our employees were at Kean High School participating in their Budget for Your Future activity
  • We employ at least 80 students each in our summer internship programs
  • We support public and private schools by hosting students for internships and job shadowing activities
  • For many years, we have employed UVI students part-time in our clerk dispatcher program—to help these students finance their education
  • We support public television through sponsorship of Face to Face
  • Our employees can be found all over the community after working hours coaching teams, tutoring students, working for the PTA, volunteering in other ways—“we are neighbors, parents, etc.
  • And more…….

You may contact our Corporation Communications Department for more information.

Communications Department