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. All Rhode Island students, regardless of immigration status, are eligible to apply.

Most of our scholarships now require the completion of a universal eligibility quiz and application. Please complete the eligibility quiz for your chosen program and, if you are eligible, you will be guided to the application. To be considered for a scholarship, please be sure to complete and submit both the eligibility quiz and application.

For additional information, contact Monica Benson at (401) 427-4017 or email mbenson@rifoundation.org. Si necesita asistencia en EspaƱol, por favor de comunicarse con Zaida Hernandez al (401) 427-4039 o zhernandez@rifoundation.org.

College-level

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

Application Closed
  • To encourage personal growth through travel, study, and public service programs for college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students
  • Rhode Island resident
  • For educational enrichment outside the classroom, not tuition
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College-level Graduate-level

MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship

May 13, 2024
  • National scholarship program for students pursuing jewelry-related curriculum
  • Applicant need not be Rhode Island resident
  • Award: $500 - $2,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Children of active, retired, or deceased Providence police officers
  • Attending post-secondary institutions offering two-year associate or four-year college degree

Important: review full requirements

Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Children of active, retired, or deceased Providence police officers
  • Attending post-secondary institutions offering two-year associate or four-year college degree
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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Other

Newport Yacht Club Endowment Fund Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a marine-related program that is academic or trade related, enabling student to begin or further their career

Important: review full requirements

Newport Yacht Club Endowment Fund Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a marine-related program that is academic or trade related, enabling student to begin or further their career
  • Preference for applicants who are residents of or attending school in Newport County
  • Preference for renewals; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level Graduate-level

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

May 06, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island residents studying nursing in or out of state
  • Non-Rhode Island residents studying nursing in Rhode Island
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College-level

John J. O'Connor Jr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

May 06, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • RI resident attending a RI school
  • Must be in pursuit of a CNA, Associates, or Bachelors Nursing Degree
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College-level Graduate-level

Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Lincoln, Rhode Island resident
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Lincoln, Rhode Island resident
  • Financial need
  • Award: $500 - $4,000 annually; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Kathy Plouff Memorial Nursing Scholarship

May 06, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island residents
  • Attend accredited diploma, associate, or baccalaureate degree nursing programs in the state of Rhode Island, and who have completed one or more years of their program
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College-level Certificate-level

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Single parent
  • Rhode Island resident or attending a Rhode Island institution of higher learning

Important: review full requirements

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Single parent
  • Rhode Island resident or attending a Rhode Island institution of higher learning
  • Does not need to be a degree conferring program; certificate programs encouraged
  • Preference given to individuals enrolled in trade schools
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Providence Fire Fighters Local 799 Scholarship Fund

May 27, 2024
  • Must be dependent child of active member, in good standing, of the Providence (RI) Fire Department and of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 799
  • Enrolled and in good standing at an accredited 2 or 4-year university/college, junior college, or post-secondary technical or vocational school
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College-level Graduate-level

RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island person of color
  • Studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level (see application for areas of study)

Important: review full requirements

RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island person of color
  • Studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level (see application for areas of study)
  • Award: $500 - $3,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Outstanding community service
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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