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.

For more information, contact Kelly Riley at (401) 427-4028 or email kriley@rifoundation.org.

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

College-level Certificate-level

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

May 03, 2021
  • Single parent
  • Rhode Island resident or attending a Rhode Island institution of higher learning
  • Does not need to be a degree conferring program; certificate programs encouraged

Important: review full requirements

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund

  • Single parent
  • Rhode Island resident or attending a Rhode Island institution of higher learning
  • Does not need to be a degree conferring program; certificate programs encouraged
  • Preference given to individuals enrolled in trade schools
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000; renewable
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Award

May 03, 2021
  • To assist Rhode Island women with transportation, child-care, tutoring, educational materials, and/or other support services
  • Pursuing education or job training beyond high school
  • Preference given to highly motivated, self-supporting, low-income women completing first undergraduate degree or certificate program

Important: review full requirements

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Award

  • To assist Rhode Island women with transportation, child-care, tutoring, educational materials, and/or other support services
  • Pursuing education or job training beyond high school
  • Preference given to highly motivated, self-supporting, low-income women completing first undergraduate degree or certificate program
  • Award: $500 - $2,000; renewable
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Paula M. Rivard Memorial Scholarship

May 03, 2021
  • Single Rhode Island women
  • Pursuing a two or four-year degree or certificate
  • Award: $500-$1,500; renewable
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

May 03, 2021
  • 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
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

April 12, 2021
  • 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

Important: review full requirements

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

  • 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
Apply
College-level Certificate-level

Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship Fund

May 03, 2021
  • Single mothers transitioning off public assistance
  • Pursuing higher education or job training beyond high school
  • Award: $500-$1,500; renewable
Apply