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.

Audrey Martin is the recipient of the inaugural Rhode Island PBS Foundation Scholarship for high school seniors considering a career in broadcasting, communications, or journalism. Audrey plans to major in journalism at Boston University.

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.

January 11, 2019: Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows
For Rhode Island residents and anyone who is a student at a Rhode Island college or university who wishes to pursue foreign language study

January 11, 2019: Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer's Fund
For Rhode Island residents who are college students wishing to pursue educational enrichment outside the classroom

February 12, 2019: Carter Roger Williams Scholarship
For Rhode Island high school seniors who appreciate and embody the values and legacy of Roger Williams; up to $20,000 per year and renewable for up to three years

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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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