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.

Audrey Martin is the recipient of the inaugural Rhode Island PBS Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications, or journalism. Audrey plans to major in journalism at Boston University.

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 26: Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship
For Rhode Island high school seniors who have been accepted or are enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college and whose parents did not graduate from college

April 26: Bristol Children's Home Scholarship
For Bristol, RI residents who are attending or have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning

April 26: Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship
For graduate students in arts education or in the arts with an intention to teach

April 26: Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship
For Rhode Island residents who are high school seniors with outstanding community service

April 26: Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship
For students 25 years of age or older who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a degree-conferring non-parochial institution in Rhode Island

May 1: AAA Northeast Scholarship
For legal dependents of AAA Northeast employees who are full time with at least one year of service or past recipients of the AAA Northeast Scholarship.

May 3: James J. Burns and C.A. Haynes Textile Scholarship
For students studying textiles at accredited institution

May 3: Ladies Auxiliary Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship
For Bristol residents who are high school seniors and the child of a deceased or active member of the Ladies Auxiliary or Bristol Volunteer Fire Department

May 3: United Italian American Inc. Scholarship
For Rhode Island residents with 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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