Grants & Scholarships

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Thanks to the generosity of many Rhode Islanders, the Foundation is able to offer scholarships and fellowships to students from middle school to post-graduate level, from communities throughout the state, and in many different fields of study.

Please note that we have migrated to a new scholarship application system. Both new and returning scholarship applicants must create a new account in the Foundation's scholarship portal.

Most of our scholarships now require the completion of a universal application, while others require completion of a unique eligibility quiz. As you browse scholarship opportunities, those scholarships that require completion of the universal application are noted. In addition, once you create your account in the Foundation's scholarship portal, you will find a listing of the scholarships which require a universal application.

We strongly encourage you to complete the universal application and any of the eligibility quizzes for the program(s) you may be interested in. Completion of the universal application allows our system to present additional scholarship opportunities to you for which you may be qualified, based on the information you provide.

Returning students who are renewing scholarships will need to create a new account in our portal and should complete the application that aligns with the scholarship(s) you intend to renew. Once you've completed your application, if it seems you are no longer eligible or if the scholarship you hope to renew does not appear in your listing of recommended scholarships, please contact Monica Benson, Scholarship and Special Funds Administrator, at (401) 427-4017 for assistance.

For additional information, contact Monica Benson at (401) 427-4017 or email mbenson@rifoundation.org.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Claudia Cornejo al (401) 427-4031 o envié un correo electrónico a ccornejo@rifoundation.org.

College-level

AAA Northeast Scholarship

April 17, 2023
  • Are the child and legal dependent of a current AAA Northeast employee who has been employed full-time for at least one year at the time any scholarship would be awarded
  • Are enrolled at a two or four-year post-secondary institution
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement
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College-level

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Parents did not graduate from college (including community college or a college in a foreign country)
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college

Important: review full requirements

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Parents did not graduate from college (including community college or a college in a foreign country)
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college
  • Financial need
  • Rhode Island high school senior
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500; renewable up to four years
Apply
College-level

Alumnae Association of Newport Hospital School of Nursing Fund Scholarship

May 08, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Scholarships for Rhode Island residents pursuing nursing education
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College-level

Robert G. and Joyce Andrew Scholarship Fund

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Be current seniors or have graduated within the last three years from a high school (public, independent, or private) in Rhode Island
  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at Providence College, the University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College, or the Community College of Rhode Island
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College-level Graduate-level

Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship

May 15, 2023
  • Must be a spouse or legal dependent of an eligible claim.
  • Must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution (academic, trade, or vocational)
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship

  • Must be a spouse or legal dependent of an eligible claim.
  • Must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution (academic, trade, or vocational)
  • Financial need
  • Maintained a grade point average of “C” or better
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Renewable up to four years
Apply
College-level

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • African American/Black high school graduate or adult student applicant
  • Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • African American/Black high school graduate or adult student applicant
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Pursuing or advancing a career in healthcare at a post-secondary institution (college or technical school)
  • Financial need
  • May be renewable for up to four years
Apply
College-level

Bristol Children's Home Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident
  • Attending or accepted to a college or university

Important: review full requirements

Bristol Children's Home Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident
  • Attending or accepted to a college or university
  • Graduate students are ineligible
  • Award: $500- $2,500; renewable
Apply
College-level Graduate-level

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Students studying textiles at accredited institution
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Students studying textiles at accredited institution
  • Financial need
  • Award: $1,000
Apply
College-level

Carter Roger Williams Scholarship

February 28, 2023
  • Appreciate and embody Roger Williams’s values and legacy
  • Current Rhode Island resident
  • Current senior at any high school (public, independent, or private) in Rhode Island
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College-level

Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • High school seniors
  • Warwick, Rhode Island residents

Important: review full requirements

Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • High school seniors
  • Warwick, Rhode Island residents
  • Financial need
  • Academic excellence not necessary, preference given to students not in the top 10% of their graduating class.
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,000; non-renewable
Apply
Graduate-level

Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship

April 17, 2023
  • 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
  • Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship

  • 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
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Financial need
  • Award: $2,000 to $12,000; renewable
Apply
College-level

Constant Memorial Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Aquidneck Island residents
  • Art or music student

Important: review full requirements

Constant Memorial Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Aquidneck Island residents
  • Art or music student
  • Enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior (at time of application) in a four-year accredited institution of higher learning
  • Award: $2,000 - $5,000; renewable
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