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.

Donor Rob Edwards with Victoria Alden, one of six 2017 recipients of a Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship. Victoria, a junior at East Providence High School, will use the scholarship to take a class at AS220.

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

Please read the criteria carefully on the linked pages, as the information below is a summary and additional criteria may apply.

April 27: Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship
For Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college.

April 27: Bristol Children's Home Scholarship
For Bristol residents attending or accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level.

April 27: Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship
For graduate student in arts education or in the arts with an intention to teach; may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD 

April 27: Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship
For a Rhode Island resident who is a graduating high school senior with outstanding community service.

April 27: Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship
For a student 25 years of age or older who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in degree-conferring non-parochial institution in Rhode Island, with preference for URI, RIC, and CCRI.

May 4: James J. Burns and C.A. Haynes Textile Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students studying textiles at accredited institutions.

May 4: Constant Memorial Scholarship
For Aquidneck Island residents who currently are freshmen, sophomore, or junior art or music students in a four-year accredited institution of higher learning.

May 4: Ladies Auxiliary Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship
For children of deceased/active members of the Ladies Auxiliary or Bristol Volunteer Fire Department who are Bristol residents and high school seniors.

May 4: Lawrence, Allen, Singletary Scholarship
For Hope High School or Central High School graduating seniors in good standing or renewal applicants; must participate in a local religious organization or group and demonstrate community and civic involvement.

May 4: United Italian American Inc. Scholarship
For Rhode Island residents who are attending two- or four-year post-secondary educational institution and have superior academic achievement and leadership in school and/or community.

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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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