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.

College-level Graduate-level

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Rhode Island residents studying nursing in or out of state
  • Non-Rhode Island residents studying nursing in Rhode Island
  • Award: $500 - $5,000; renewable
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College-level Graduate-level

Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Lincoln, Rhode Island resident
  • Financial need
  • Award: up to $4,000 annually; renewable
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College-level Certificate-level

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

Application Closed
  • 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

Important: review full requirements

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

  • 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; renewable
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College-level Graduate-level

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications

Application Closed
  • Rhode Island minority student
  • Studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level (see application for areas of study)
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable
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College-level

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Outstanding community service

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Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Outstanding community service
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500; renewable
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College-level Certificate-level

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Award

Application Closed
  • To assist Rhode Island women with transportation, child-care, tutoring, educational materials, and/or other support services
  • Pursuing education or job training beyond high school
  • Preference given to highly motivated, self-supporting, low-income women completing first undergraduate degree or certificate program

Important: review full requirements

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Award

  • To assist Rhode Island women with transportation, child-care, tutoring, educational materials, and/or other support services
  • Pursuing education or job training beyond high school
  • Preference given to highly motivated, self-supporting, low-income women completing first undergraduate degree or certificate program
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable
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College-level

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Resident of Rhode Island or Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • A graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year post-secondary school, or a student currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year post-secondary institution
  • Demonstration of merit toward a successful career in broadcasting, communications, and/or journalism
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College-level Certificate-level

Paula M. Rivard Memorial Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Single Rhode Island women
  • Pursuing a two or four-year degree or certificate
  • Award: $500-$1,500; renewable
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College-level Graduate-level

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Students enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing program in Rhode Island
  • Financial need
  • Award: $500 - $5,000; renewable
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College-level Graduate-level

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Rhode Island resident pursuing LPN, RN, or advanced nursing degree
  • Financial need
  • Award: $500 - $5,000; renewable
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College-level

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Student 25 years of age or older
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in degree-conferring non-parochial institution in Rhode Island
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship

  • Student 25 years of age or older
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in degree-conferring non-parochial institution in Rhode Island
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to students attending Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, or University of Rhode Island
  • Preference given to first-time applicants
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500; renewable
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College-level

Station Nightclub Fire Children’s Scholarship

Ongoing
  • Provides financial assistance to dependent children of Station Nightclub victims or survivors who are enrolled or enrolling in post-secondary education and training
  • Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis
  • Contact the Rhode Island Foundation at (401) 427-4010