David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund

$20,000–$40,000Award Amount
1Number of Awards
5/31/2023Submission Deadline

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The Rhode Island Foundation sponsors this scholarship. The organization is dedicated to making Rhode Islanders’ lives better by partnering with generous individuals, families, organizations, and corporations who share their passion for the state and nonprofit organizations that provide “on-the-ground” services.

The scholarship awards a prize ranging from $20,00—$40,000.

The sponsors pay the award prize to the winner’s school to assist in paying their tuition.

Key Information of David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund Timeline

January 31, 2023

Application Open Date

The call for application is made on this date

May 31, 2023

Application Submission Deadline

Application for the scholarship officially closes on this day.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: All
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Rhode Island
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Financial Information
  • Essay

How to ace the David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund


Plan your essay

Before writing out your explanation of your future career goals, achievements, and why you deserve the award, do some planning. Write down some bullet points then plan it out more thoroughly. Only write out your full reply in an essay style.


Run the submission through a grammar check

We advise you to use grammar check software to proofread your essay before submitting it.


Use official transcript

We advise you to use the official transcript of your high school studies for the application.


Inform your recommender early

Notify your recommender about the scholarship as soon as possible. Input your recommender’s contact information on the application’s page early to receive the recommendation letter form.

How the David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund is Judged

The scholarship committee places a lot of weight on the applicant’s essays outlining who they are and how this award would help them find work.

Why We Love the David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund


Promotes vocation

The sponsor awards the scholarship to Rhode Islanders attending a vocational school.


Encourage people to gain employment

The scholarship application encourages people to gain employment by sponsoring them in their school ahead of gaining employment.


For tuition and other education expense

The scholarship assists students in lifting the financial burden they face in college.

5 Facts About the David L. Taton Family Vocational/Technical Scholarship Fund


Specific to some majors

The scholarship is only open to students studying in a trade, technical school, or undergoing a certificate program to gain employment.


Not specific to schools

Applicants can attend any trade or vocation school of their choice.


Renewable scholarship

The scholarship prize is renewable if the applicant meets specific criteria.


Open to Rhode Islanders

Only students from Rhode Island are eligible to apply.


Open to financially unstable students

The scholarship is available to only students in financial need. It requires a financial worksheet, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, or Student Aid Report (SAR) to be submitted.

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