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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.

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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 5, 2019

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