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 Español, por favor de comunicarse con Zaida Hernandez al (401) 427-4039 o zhernandez@rifoundation.org.

College-level

Lillian Sparfven & Ethel Ferrara Fund Nursing Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island residents
  • Demonstrated financial need
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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
College-level Certificate-level

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • 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

Important: review full requirements

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • 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
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College-level

Surti Family Scholarship Fund

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Minority nursing students who are currently working in Rhode Island as Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Preference for CNAs at Butler Hospital, then Care New England or its successor
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College-level Certificate-level

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • 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

Important: review full requirements

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • 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
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College-level

David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund

Ongoing
  • Rhode Island residents with financial need
  • Attending trade or technical schools in preparation for employment
  • Renewable
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College-level

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Attending two- or four-year college or university

Important: review full requirements

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Attending two- or four-year college or university
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Leadership in school and/or community
  • Award: $250-$1,000; renewable
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College-level Certificate-level

Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship Fund

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Single mothers transitioning off public assistance
  • Pursuing higher education or job training beyond high school

Important: review full requirements

Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship Fund

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Single mothers transitioning off public assistance
  • Pursuing higher education or job training beyond high school
  • Award: $500-$1,500; renewable
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College-level

Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund

Application Closed
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Rhode Island residents pursuing LPN or RN nursing degrees
  • Attending a school in Rhode Island or Northeastern University School of Nursing
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College-level

Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Providence public high school junior; award given upon graduation the following year, with proof of college acceptance
  • Planning to attend an accredited post-secondary degree-conferring institution
  • Recommended by a high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal, or advisor who is aware the student has overcome a serious obstacle in his/her academic path

Important: review full requirements

Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship

  • Providence public high school junior; award given upon graduation the following year, with proof of college acceptance
  • Planning to attend an accredited post-secondary degree-conferring institution
  • Recommended by a high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal, or advisor who is aware the student has overcome a serious obstacle in his/her academic path
  • Award: $1,000+; non-renewable
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