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 Español, por favor de comunicarse con Zaida Hernandez al (401) 427-4039 o zhernandez@rifoundation.org.

College-level

AAA Northeast Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Are the child and legal dependent of a current AAA Northeast employee who has been employed full-time for at least one year at the time any scholarship would be awarded
  • Are enrolled at a two or four-year post-secondary institution
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement
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College-level

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Parents did not graduate from college (including community college or a college in a foreign country)
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college

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Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Parents did not graduate from college (including community college or a college in a foreign country)
  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college
  • Financial need
  • Rhode Island high school senior
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Alumnae Association of Newport Hospital School of Nursing Fund Scholarship

May 06, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Nursing Scholarship Application
  • Scholarships for Rhode Island residents pursuing nursing education
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College-level

Robert G. and Joyce Andrew Scholarship Fund

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Be current seniors or have graduated within the last three years from a high school (public, independent, or private) in Rhode Island
  • Accepted into or currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at Providence College, the University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College, or the Community College of Rhode Island
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Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship

May 13, 2024
  • Must be a spouse or legal dependent of an eligible claim.
  • Must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution (academic, trade, or vocational)
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship

  • Must be a spouse or legal dependent of an eligible claim.
  • Must be accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution (academic, trade, or vocational)
  • Financial need
  • Maintained a grade point average of “C” or better
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Renewable up to four years; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • African American/Black high school graduate or adult student applicant
  • Rhode Island resident

Important: review full requirements

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • African American/Black high school graduate or adult student applicant
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Pursuing or advancing a career in healthcare at a post-secondary institution (college or technical school)
  • Financial need
  • May be renewable for up to four years: past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Bristol Children's Home Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident
  • Attending or accepted to a college or university

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Bristol Children's Home Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Bristol, Rhode Island resident
  • Attending or accepted to a college or university
  • Graduate students are ineligible
  • Award: $500- $2,500; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level Graduate-level

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Students studying textiles at accredited institution
  • Financial need

Important: review full requirements

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Students studying textiles at accredited institution
  • Financial need
  • Award: $1,000
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College-level

Carter Roger Williams Scholarship

March 11, 2024
  • Appreciate and embody Roger Williams’s values and legacy
  • Current Rhode Island resident
  • Current senior at any high school (public, independent, or private) in Rhode Island
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College-level

Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • High school seniors
  • Warwick, Rhode Island residents

Important: review full requirements

Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • High school seniors
  • Warwick, Rhode Island residents
  • Financial need
  • Academic excellence not necessary, preference given to students not in the top 10% of their graduating class.
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,000; non-renewable
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College-level

Constant Memorial Scholarship

April 15, 2024
  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Aquidneck Island residents
  • Art or music student

Important: review full requirements

Constant Memorial Scholarship

  • Completion of Universal Scholarship Application
  • Aquidneck Island residents
  • Art or music student
  • For students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year at a four-year accredited institution of higher learning
  • Award: $2,000 - $5,000; past recipients are eligible to reapply
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College-level

Corning Glass Works Scholarship

Application Closed
  • Previously received the Corning Glass Works Scholarship (prior Corning winners only)
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