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.

For more information, contact Kelly Riley at (401) 427-4028 or email kriley@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 Graduate-level

RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color

April 18, 2022
  • Rhode Island person of color
  • Studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level (see application for areas of study)
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable
Apply
College-level

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

April 25, 2022
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Outstanding community service

Important: review full requirements

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

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

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

May 02, 2022
  • 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
Apply
College-level

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship

April 04, 2022
  • 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

May 02, 2022
  • Single Rhode Island women
  • Pursuing a two or four-year degree or certificate
  • Award: $500-$1,500; renewable
Apply
College-level Graduate-level

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

April 18, 2022
  • 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

April 18, 2022
  • 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

April 25, 2022
  • 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
Apply
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
College-level Certificate-level

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

May 02, 2022
  • Single parent, Rhode Island resident (men and women)
  • Preference given to parents currently or previously receiving state aid or those who have been previously incarcerated
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

April 11, 2022
  • Women living in Newport County
  • Direct support of course fees/tuition assistance and/or assistance with support services directly linked to achievement of student’s educational goals
  • Preference given to highly motivated women seeking further education or training to become self-supporting

Important: review full requirements

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

  • Women living in Newport County
  • Direct support of course fees/tuition assistance and/or assistance with support services directly linked to achievement of student’s educational goals
  • Preference given to highly motivated women seeking further education or training to become self-supporting
  • Graduate students ineligible
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000; renewable
Apply
College-level

David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund

May 31, 2022
  • Rhode Island residents with financial need
  • Attending trade or technical schools in preparation for employment
  • Renewable
Apply