Scholarships and Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of many Rhode Islanders, the Foundation manages more than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds. Assistance is offered to students at a variety of levels (from middle school to post-graduate), to students in communities throughout the state, and in many different fields of study.

Donor Rob Edwards with Victoria Alden, one of six 2017 recipients of a Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship. Victoria, a junior at East Providence High School, will use the scholarship to take a class at AS220.

The Foundation has developed a scholarship questionnaire to help you determine your eligibility for scholarships/ fellowships administered by the Foundation. Please note that many additional scholarships are administered by designated schools and organizations.

Scholarships, both those administered by the Foundation and those administered by designated schools/organizations, are included in Scholarship/ Fellowship Opportunities.

Upcoming Deadlines

Please read the criteria carefully on the linked pages, as the information below is a summary and additional criteria may apply.

March 2: Horace and E. Naomi Craig Scholarship
For middle school students who wish to attend an independent parochial school

March 9: Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr, Scholarship
For Providence high school juniors planning to attend a post-secondary institution

April 6: Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship
For Warwick high school seniors entering an academic or vocational/technical post-secondary institution

April 6: Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship
For children of active, retired, or deceased Providence police officers to attend a two or four-year post-secondary institution

April 6: Rhode Island PBS Scholarship
For Rhode Island or Bristol County, MA students planning a career in broadcasting, communications, and/or journalism

April 6: Miss Swinburne Scholarship
For women in Newport County with financial need

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Generous Rhode Islanders…

...have established more than 150 scholarship funds at the Foundation. Take our scholarship questionnaire to help determine your eligibility.



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