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Rhode Island Scholarships

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation.  But don't let its diminutive size fool you. There is a lot going on here: a lot of history, a lot of industry and a boatload of educational offerings. Industries such as finance and banking, healthcare and manufacturing comprise a large portion of the state's economy.

There are about 15 colleges and universities within the state boundaries. The Ivy League institution of Brown University is probably the most famous. Other well-known schools include Johnson and Wales, which offers one of the nation's leading Culinary Arts degree programs.

Whether you live in Rhode Island or are attending school there, you'll want to look into all of the available funding opportunities. These include both state-funded and privately-funded scholarships and grants.

Follow the links below to learn all you'll need to know about college scholarships in Rhode Island. 

JCB Short-Term Fellowships

Short-term John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month. These fellowships are open to citizens of the United States and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application. The Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellowship, the Alice E. Adams Fellowship, the Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellowship, the Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellowship, the Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellowship, the Norman Fiering Fund, and the Library Associates Fellowship are open to scholars in any area of research related to the Library’s holdings. Please check the website for more detailed listing of fellowships.

JCB Long-Term Fellowships

The Library also offers long-term fellowships, several of which are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the U.S. Federal government. Additional long-term fellowships have been made possible by Donald L. Saunders; R. David Parsons (for the study of the history of exploration and discovery); and the Reed Foundation, which has endowed the InterAmericas Fellowship (for research on the history of the British West Indies and the Caribbean basin). Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or have lived in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline. For other long-term fellowships, all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students may not hold JCB Long-Term Fellowships. PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the December 15 deadline. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to relocate to Providence and to be in continuous residence at the John Carter Brown Library for the entire term of the award. Those living within commuting distance of the Library (approximately 45 miles distant) are ordinarily not eligible for JCB Fellowships.

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

Blue Seal Feeds Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech. Resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

Eligibility: Rhode Island high school senior Parents did not graduate from college Accepted or enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college Award: $1,000 range Renewable Financial need

Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship

The late Carl W. Christiansen, CPA established a scholarship fund in 1974. The purpose of this fund was to assist students who hope to join the public accounting profession, by granting scholarships to help defray the cost of a college education. Criteria for Applicants • Applicants must be a legal resident of the State of Rhode Island. • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States. • Applicant must have expressed an interest in public accounting during any of her undergraduate/graduate years - matriculating years. • Applicant must obtain an overall academic average of 3.0 on a scale of four or its equivalent and in the opinion of the Accounting Department faculty, demonstrate the potential to become a valued member of the Public Accounting Profession. Guidelines • Complete the application in full. Use the reverse side if additional space is necessary. • Submit a short (less than 1 page) typewritten memo illustrating your interest in Public Accounting. • Submit a copy of your transcript. • Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the Accounting Faculty at your school. • Submit proof of BOTH: U.S. Citizenship and Rhode Island Residency. o Examples: Naturalization papers, birth certificate, copy of driver’s license, state-issued identification card. • Finalists may be requested to attend a personal interview with member of the RI Society of CPAs.

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility: Licensed RN seeking baccalaureate nursing degree Student enrolled in baccalaureate nursing program Student in diploma nursing program Student in two-year associate degree nursing program Preference given to Rhode Island residents Financial need Award: $500 - $2,000 Renewable Please check the website for award deadline update.

Ethel R. Ferrara Scholarship

Awarded to student enrolled in a nursing program who demonstrate financial need, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (2.0 for practical nursing), and have demonstrated clinical proficiency, enthusiasm, and motivation in their studies of nursing. Preference will be given to students who are full-time and in the latter half of their nursing program. Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents enrolled in a Rhode Island nursing program. Application Procedure: The applicant must submit an essay and a cover letter that includes her/his name, address, telephone number, email address, nursing program, and expected date of graduation. The essay is to be a short, two to three paragraph essay about the reason(s) why the scholarship is needed to complete the nursing program. One (1) copy of the student’s transcript must be included by applicant and mailed with the cover letter. Two (2) letters of recommendation with one (1) from a nursing faculty member must be mailed by individuals writing the recommendations, postmarked by June 1st, to the address below. Forward above information to the Scholarship Committee, Nursing Foundation of RI, PO Box 41702, Providence, RI 02940.

Frank Sherman Scholarship

Awarded to student enrolled in a nursing program who demonstrate financial need, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (2.0 for practical nursing), and have demonstrated clinical proficiency, enthusiasm, and motivation in their studies of nursing. Preference will be given to students who are full-time and in the latter half of their nursing program. Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents enrolled in a Rhode Island nursing program. Application Procedure: The applicant must submit an essay and a cover letter that includes her/his name, address, telephone number, email address, nursing program, and expected date of graduation. The essay is to be a short, two to three paragraph essay about the reason(s) why the scholarship is needed to complete the nursing program. One (1) copy of the student’s transcript must be included by applicant and mailed with the cover letter. Two (2) letters of recommendation with one (1) from a nursing faculty member must be mailed by individuals writing the recommendations, postmarked by June 1st, to the address below. Forward above information to the Scholarship Committee, Nursing Foundation of RI, PO Box 41702, Providence, RI 02940.

PGM'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most. There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows: - The video winner will receive $500 - The essay format winner will receive $250 Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows: - YouTube videos: $20 - Blog articles: $15 To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US. For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us

76th & Newbury's $500 Art & Design Scholarship

At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts. To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Change of Address Online Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We are eager to invite CollegeScholarships.com students to apply for the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program. The goal of the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program is to better help the internet future developers in getting the knowledge they need to succeed.

BASAA Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who attends a US university/college located in the BASAA area (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Connecticut). Applicants must meet general FEA scholarship eligibility requirements & preferences. Students interested in being considered for this annual scholarship should indicate this through their application forms. Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Must be applying for a study abroad program eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution Must plan to study abroad for a minimum of 4 weeks in country Is committed to supporting education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return Preferences: Applying to a study abroad program known for its academic rigor and immersion elements Applying to a study abroad program that includes studying the language of the host country (if not English) Applying to a study abroad program with a sustainable service-learning or volunteering component Applying to a study abroad program in a non-traditional destination Demonstrates financial need FEA strongly encourages students to apply who represent a group that is traditionally underrepresented in education abroad Groups typically underrepresented in study abroad include, but are not limited to: Minorities First-generation college students STEM majors Community college students Students with disabilities

NEWWA Scholarships

Additional scholarships may be awarded to students, regardless of field of study, with preference given to those candidates whose programs of study are related to the water works industry. Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

The Michael Garofano Memorial Scholarship

($1,500) – Civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a water operations or related science-program Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

The Joseph Murphy Scholarship

($1,500) – Civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a related science program or business program applicable to public water supply at an accredited college Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

Elson T. Killam Memorial Scholarship

($1,500) - Civil engineering or environmental engineering at a 4-year college or university Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

The Francis X. Crowley Scholarship

($3,000) – Civil engineering, environmental engineering, or business management at a 4-year college or university STUDENT APPLICANTS Students who are attending or have been accepted into appropriate college/university programs at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply. Applicants must be members of NEWWA. Applicants must reside in New England or attend a college/university in New England to qualify. Student Application Requirements Student applicants must submit the following: • Official student application form • A two-page (maximum) résumé (that includes educational history) • Official transcripts of all university education (if applicant has not started higher education, official transcript from high school is required) • Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher/professor; the second may be from a teacher/professor or professional reference such as an employer) • A one-page (maximum) statement of educational plans and career objectives demonstrating how these plans are beneficial to water works practice in New England • Copy of FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) confirmation Selection Criteria – Students The NEWWA Scholarship Committee considers application on the basis of merit, character and need to members and student members of the New England Water Works Association, with preference given to applicants whose programs are considered by the Scholarship Committee as beneficial to water works practice in New England.

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