RI Foundation Announces $20K Scholarships to Honor Roger Williams
Friday, January 18, 2019
Rhode Island Foundation will honor Roger Williams by awarding college scholarships of up to $20,000 through its Carter Roger Williams Initiative.
“Roger Williams personified principles that are as current today as they were in the earliest days of our state. Thanks to the vision of the Carter family, a new generation of Rhode Islanders will be exposed to his timeless legacy,” said Jessica David, executive vice president of strategy and community investments.
The deadline for members of the high school class of 2019 to apply is February 12.
Founded and funded by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter, the program honors the principles of the state’s founding father. Rhode Island high school seniors who display an appreciation for the values of Roger Williams are eligible for up to $80,000 over four years based on financial need and academic good standing.
Applicants must be residents of Rhode Island, high school seniors and attend a public, parochial or independent high school in Rhode Island.
Candidates will be evaluated based on financial need, understanding of Roger Williams’ principles and record of academic achievement.
The initiative also includes a free online education hub that offers activities and discussion starters on Roger Williams and his teachings for elementary, middle and high school educators to use in their classrooms.
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