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

April 28: Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship
For Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college.

April 28: Bristol Children's Home Scholarship
For Bristol residents attending or accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning.

April 28: Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship
For graduate student in arts education or in the arts with an intention to teach.

April 28: Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship
For Rhode Island graduating high school senior with outstanding community service.

May 5: Lawrence, Allen, Singletary Scholarship
For Hope High School or Central High School graduating senior(s) in good standing or renewal applicants.

May 5: Ladies Auxiliary Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Fund
For children of deceased/active members of the Ladies Auxiliary or Bristol Volunteer Fire Department.

May 5: James J. Burns and C. A. Hayes Textile Scholarship
For students studying textiles at accredited institutions.

May 5: United Italian American, Inc. Scholarship
For Rhode Island residents attending two- or four-year post-secondary educational institutions with leadership in school and/or community.

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Did you know…

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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