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Rhode Island PBS Scholarship

The scholarship offers awards to residents of Rhode Island PBS’s demographic market area who demonstrate promise of a successful career in the fields of broadcasting, communications, and/or journalism.

The application for this program is currently closed.

In 2017, Rhode Island PBS established the Rhode Island PBS Scholarship. The scholarship offers awards to residents of the station’s demographic market area who demonstrate promise of a successful career in the fields of broadcasting, communications, and/or journalism. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year post-secondary institution, or must be currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year post-secondary institution. Applicants will be asked to provide a recommendation letter from a teacher or professional who can attest to the applicant’s merit towards a successful career in the noted fields. Awards of up to $15,000 will be awarded annually and are renewable for an additional three years.

Selection criteria

  • 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
  • Award: up to $15,000; renewable
  • Current employees of Rhode Island-PBS and their children and other immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

A complete application includes:

Application deadline: 5 p.m. (EST) on April 6, 2020

*If you already have started this online application, please log in to your account page to edit the application that is in progress.