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

Corning Glass Works Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Previously received the Corning Glass Works Scholarship (prior Corning winners only)
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Middle school-level

Horace and Reverend E. Naomi Craig Scholarship

March 06, 2023
  • Current 5th, 6th, or 7th graders who wish to attend an independent or parochial school for grades 6-8
  • Preference given to students from Sheldon Street Church community, regardless of address, or Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable up to 3 years

Important: review full requirements

Horace and Reverend E. Naomi Craig Scholarship

  • Current 5th, 6th, or 7th graders who wish to attend an independent or parochial school for grades 6-8
  • Preference given to students from Sheldon Street Church community, regardless of address, or Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable up to 3 years

You will be asked to attach this completed financial information worksheet to your application.

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College-level

A. T. Cross Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Children of full-time employees of A.T. Cross Company
  • Award: $1,000 - $3,000; renewable
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College-level Graduate-level Other

Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows

Application Closed
  • Rhode Island residents and anyone who is a student at a Rhode Island college or university who wishes to pursue foreign language study
  • Undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, educators, or other residents of Rhode Island
  • Award: $1,000 - $20,000
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High school-level

Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship

May 15, 2023
  • High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
  • Young Rhode Island artists seeking to take an art class at a Rhode Island institution
  • Award: up to $500
Apply
College-level Graduate-level

Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident and a US citizen
  • Currently serving as a Rhode Island Legislative Page

Important: review full requirements

Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident and a US citizen
  • Currently serving as a Rhode Island Legislative Page
  • Accepted or enrolled full time in an undergraduate, graduate, or accredited Rhode Island certificate program
  • Award: $500 - $1,500; renewable
Apply
College-level

Johnston Lions Armand Muto Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Johnston. Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Johnston Lions Armand Muto Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Johnston. Rhode Island resident
  • Attending a post-secondary educational institution
  • Award: Amounts vary; renewable
Apply
College-level

Martin Luther King Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Applicants must be African-American/Black

Important: review full requirements

Martin Luther King Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Applicants must be African-American/Black
  • Must demonstrate academic and leadership success
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary college or technical school within the U.S.
  • Financial need
  • Renewable
Apply
College-level

Ladies Auxiliary Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Children of deceased/active members of the Ladies Auxiliary or Bristol Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Ladies Auxiliary Bristol Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Children of deceased/active members of the Ladies Auxiliary or Bristol Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident
  • High school senior
  • Award: amounts vary; non-renewable
Apply
College-level

Lawrence, Allen, Singletary Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Hope High School or Central High School graduating senior(s) in good standing or renewal applicant
  • Participation in an organized local religious organization or group

Important: review full requirements

Lawrence, Allen, Singletary Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Hope High School or Central High School graduating senior(s) in good standing or renewal applicant
  • Participation in an organized local religious organization or group
  • Volunteer community and civic involvement
  • Financial need
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000; renewable
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Other

MacColl Johnson Fellowships

Application Closed
  • Provides artist fellowships, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists; 2022 awards are for visual artists
  • Up to three $25,000 fellowships per year
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College-level

Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer's Fund

February 21, 2023
  • To encourage personal growth through travel, study, and public service programs for college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Rhode Island resident
  • For educational enrichment outside the classroom, not tuition
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