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.

April 5: Cataract Fire Company #2 Scholarship
For Warwick high school seniors, with prefernce for students not in the top 10% of their class

April 5: Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship
For children of active, retired, or deceased Providence police officers

April 5: Rhode Island PBS Scholarship
For Rhode Island or Bristol County, MA residents pursuing / planning to pursue a four-year degree in broadcasting, communications, and / or journalism

April 5: Miss Swinburne Scholarship
For women living in Newport County, with a preference to highly motivated women seeking further education or training to become self-supporting

April 5: Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship
For Providence public high school juniors who have overcome a serious obstacle in academic path

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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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