150 Scholarships for RI Students Still Available—RI Foundation

Saturday, May 19, 2012


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The Rhode Island Foundation has 150 scholarships available to local families for the next academic year.

Local families looking for more support for next year's education's expenses need to look right here. More than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds are available to assist Rhode Island students and families with education costs. The scholarship funds, established by donors and organizations to help defray education expenses, are managed and administered by the Rhode Island Foundation. Last year alone, the Foundation distributed more than $1.4 million in scholarship assistance.

The scholarships and fellowships available benefit students at a variety of levels, from middle school to post-graduate. Some of the opportunities are specific to a geographic region, ranging from North Smithfield to Block Island, or support a certain field of study, including nursing, foreign languages, music, and jewelry design.

Scholarships still available

The scholarship opportunities available for Rhode Island students include:

The Bernard and Henrietta O’Rourke Scholarship is for residents of Lincoln, RI, who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate level studies and have financial need. Deadline is June 2, 2012.

The Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda Goldman Education Award is for Rhode Island women pursuing education or job training beyond high school who need assistance with transportation, child care, educational materials or other support services. Deadline is June 15, 2012.

The Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship is open to low-income single parents in Rhode Island. Preference is given to men or women currently or previously receiving state aid or those who have been previously incarcerated or will soon be released from prison. Deadline is June 15, 2012.

How to apply

Interested applicants may review eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and all available scholarships on the Rhode Island Foundation’s scholarship online directory at http://www.rifoundation.org/.  For additional information, please contact Libby Monahan, funds administrator, at [email protected] or (401) 427-4017.

The Rhode Island Foundation is a philanthropic and community leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island. Founded in 1916, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, and is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. In 2011, the Foundation made grants of $28 million to more than one thousand organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities. http://www.rifoundation.org


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