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

December 19, 2017: Carter Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Innovation
To test and implement innovative ideas that could dramatically improve an area of life in Rhode Island

January 12, 2018: Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer's Fund
To encourage personal growth through travel, study, and public service programs for college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; Rhode Island residents

January 12, 2018: Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows
For those with a passion for developing fluency in another language to pursue foreign language study

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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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