Rhode Island Scholarships

Robert G. and Joyce Andrew Scholarship Fund

This annual program provides renewable need-based financial aid of $6,000 to Rhode Island high school graduate students, pursuing an undergraduate degree at select Rhode Island colleges and universities.

Amount
$6,000–$36,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 9

MacColl Johnson Fellowships

Sponsored by the Rhode Island Foundation, the MacColl Johnson Fellowship is awarded to emerging and mid-career artists based in Rhode Island.

Amount
$25,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
August 1

ASHRAE Region I Setty Family Foundation Scholarship

ASHRAE Setty Family Foundation Scholarship awards a $3,000 scholarship, annually, to an undergraduate student studying mechanical or architectural engineering at a post-secondary educational institution within ASHRAE Region I.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
December 1

Carter Roger Williams Scholarship

Graduating high school students have until the end of February to apply for the $20,000 Carter Roger Williams Scholarship.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 28
Winner announcement
April 2023

Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows

The Beatrice S. Demers Fellowship offers scholarship awards valued between $1,000 and $20,000 for students pursuing a foreign language program in Rhode Island.

Amount
$1,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 1

Rhode Island PBS Scholarship

Rhode Island PBS annually awards a scholarship of up to $15,000 to one high school senior or undergraduate who shows a promising future in the broadcasting, communication, and journalism profession.

Amount
$15,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 4

Black Philanthropy Bannister Scholarship

The fund provides scholarships and supports nonprofit organizations that advance equity and social justice for the Black and African-American communities of Rhode Island.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 9

Martin Luther King Scholarship

Empowering students of color to pursue higher education and advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 18

Antonio Cirino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for graduate students from Rhode Island seeking an arts education to teach. The applicant may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate.

Amount
$2,000–$12,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 25

Paula M. Rivard Memorial Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation awards college female students a $500 to $1,500 scholarship.

Amount
$500–$1,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 2

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda H. Goldman Education Award

Rhode Island Foundation provides a $500–$2,000 scholarship to support one Rhode Island woman who wishes to pursue post-secondary education or job training.

Amount
$500–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 2

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
185 winners
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
May 15
Winner announcement
July 8, 2023

RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color

The RDW Group Communications Scholarship for People of Color grants up to $2,500 to students of color who are studying a communications major at a Rhode Island institution.

Amount
$500–$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 16

David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund

David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund offers $20,00—$40,000 scholarship funds to Rhode Island residents attending trade or vocation schools.

Amount
$20,000–$40,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31