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.
| Hannah Masse, a University of Rhode Island student from Richmond, received awards from the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and the Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund to travel to Spain to volunteer on an organic farm through the nonprofit World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. She was one of seven students to earn a 2015 Metcalf Fellowship.
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.
NOTE: Please see additional requirements for scholarships on our Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities page.
May 27, 2016: Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship
For the cost of an art class at a Rhode Island institution for Rhode Island high school students (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors)
May 27, 2016: Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship
For Rhode Island Legislative Pages with scholastic achievement and good citizenship who are enrolled in a college or university
May 27, 2016: Bernard and Henrietta O'Rourke Scholarship
For Lincoln, RI residents who are enrolled in a college or university
June 1, 2016: Frederick J. Benson Scholarship
For Block Island residents who have completed one year of college
June 3, 2016: MJSA Education Foundation Jewelry Scholarship
A national scholarship program for students pursuing jewelry-related curriculum
June 3, 2016: Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
For Rhode Island women planning to attend graduate school to obtain a law degree at an accredited institution
June 15, 2016: Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship
For college-level study for dependent children of a parent who sustained a work related injury with an employer who had workers’ compensation insurance with Beacon Mutual Insurance Company