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.

Please note that we have migrated to a new scholarship application system. Both new and returning scholarship applicants must create a new account in the Foundation's scholarship portal.

Most of our scholarships now require the completion of a universal application, while others require completion of a unique eligibility quiz. As you browse scholarship opportunities, those scholarships that require completion of the universal application are noted. In addition, once you create your account in the Foundation's scholarship portal, you will find a listing of the scholarships which require a universal application.

We strongly encourage you to complete the universal application and any of the eligibility quizzes for the program(s) you may be interested in. Completion of the universal application allows our system to present additional scholarship opportunities to you for which you may be qualified, based on the information you provide.

Returning students who are renewing scholarships will need to create a new account in our portal and should complete the application that aligns with the scholarship(s) you intend to renew. Once you've completed your application, if it seems you are no longer eligible or if the scholarship you hope to renew does not appear in your listing of recommended scholarships, please contact Monica Benson, Scholarship and Special Funds Administrator, at (401) 427-4017 for assistance.

For additional information, contact Monica Benson at (401) 427-4017 or email mbenson@rifoundation.org.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Claudia Cornejo al (401) 427-4031 o envié un correo electrónico a ccornejo@rifoundation.org.

Graduate-level

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

April 10, 2023
  • 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; renewable
Apply
College-level

Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund

May 08, 2023
  • 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

May 01, 2023
  • 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
Apply