Scholarships and Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many Rhode Islanders, the Foundation manages more than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds. Assistance is offered to students at a variety of levels (from middle school to post-graduate), to students in communities throughout the state, and in many different fields of study.

Ryan Curtis, a University of Rhode Island political science and psychology major from Coventry, received an award from the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund to enable him to spend six weeks in Peru volunteering at an orphanage for children with disabilities and doing jungle conservation work. He was one of four students to earn a 2016 Metcalf Fellowship.

The Foundation has developed a scholarship questionnaire to help you determine your eligibility for scholarships/ fellowships administered by the Foundation. Please note that many additional scholarships are administered by designated schools and organizations.

Scholarships, both those administered by the Foundation and those administered by designated schools/organizations, are included in Scholarship/ Fellowship Opportunities.

Upcoming Deadlines

May 26: Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship
For a Rhode Island resident who is a Rhode Island Legislative Page enrolled in a college or university

May 26: Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke Scholarship
For a Lincoln, RI resident with financial need

June 2: Frederick J. Benson Scholarship
Block Island resident (completed eight years in a Block Island school or three years of high school on Block Island) who has completed one year of college

June 2: MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship
For students pursuing jewelry-related curriculum; need not be a Rhode Island resident

June 2: Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
For women who are Rhode Island residents planning to attend graduate school to obtain a law degree at an accredited institution

June 16: Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship
For a dependent child whose parent sustained a work-related injury with an employer who had workers’ compensation insurance with Beacon Mutual Insurance Company; note additional requirements

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Generous Rhode Islanders…

...have established more than 150 scholarship funds at the Foundation. Take our scholarship questionnaire to help determine your eligibility.



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