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

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • 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; past recipients are eligible to reapply
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship Fund

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Single mothers seeking to transition 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 seeking to transition off public assistance
  • Pursuing higher education or job training beyond high school
  • Award: $500-$1,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
Apply
Graduate-level

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Female Rhode Island residents
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Female Rhode Island residents
  • Financial need
  • Plan to attend graduate school to obtain a law degree at an accredited institution
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000; past recipients are eligible to reapply
Apply
College-level

Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund

May 06, 2024
  • 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

April 29, 2024
  • 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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