SCHOLARSHIPS
All deadlines represent when materials should be
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Name Description Intended For Due Date
The US Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 57th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 2 – 9, 2019. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.

For more information, please visit http://ussenateyouth.org or RIDE website

Applications are due by October 24, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Everyone Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Coca Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

More information and application can be found at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs

Seniors Only Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Create and Go Scholarship

The team at Create and Go is proud to be offering a $2000 scholarship for Chariho Regional School District students. With this scholarship, they would like to recognize one student that is passionate about blogging and designing their future. They are accepting applications from all undergraduate and graduate students from all majors.

All information about the scholarship and the application process can be found at the link below: https://createandgo.co/blogging-scholarship/

On-line deadline is November 1, 2018

Seniors Only Thursday, November 1, 2018
NASSP Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created to recognize students in middle and high school grades who have made a meaningful contribution to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with he National Association of Secondary School Principals, are presented annually on the local, state, and national level.

More information about the scholarship program and how to apply are on the attached document or by going to the website at www.nassp.org/spirit.

Deadline is November 6, 2018

Everyone Tuesday, November 6, 2018
ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship

 Scholarships from $1,000-$12,500 per year for graduating high school seniors that are based on financial need, leadership and scholarships.  The applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Seniors must be citizens of the US but do not have to be associated with the Elks.  Students must be pursing a four-year degree on a full-time basis in a US college or university.  

In addition local Westerly Elks Lodge #678 will consider applications submitted for local scholarship monies. 

Applications are available ONLINE.  The paperwork must  be dowloaded, printed and returned to School Counselors' offices by November 8, 2018.

Applications can be found at www.enf.elks.org/mvs

Seniors Only Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jefferson Scholars Foundation

The Jefferson Scholarship is a merit-based, fully-funded scholarship to the University of Virginia worth $240,000 for non-Virginians.

The mission of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is to identify, attract, and nurture individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. In addition to the financial award, the Jefferson Scholarship offers a variety of enrichment experiences for every scholar, including a six-week foreign travel experience and internship opportunities with our alumni network.

Please go to www.jeffersonscholars.org to read more about the scholarship and to view their new online brochure. You must be nominated by your school counselor so please see them by November 21 if you are interested in applying.

School-Specific Wednesday, November 21, 2018
WTS RI Transportation Scholarships

 WTS Rhode Island is pleased to announce that they have three local scholarships for 2018.  They are currently accepting applications for high school, junior college, undergraduate and graduate level scholarships.  The local chapter will award one $1000 undergraduate scholarship and one $1000 graduate scholarship to an outstanding female student pursuing a degree in a transportation related field of study.  In addition, one $500 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding female high school student excelling in math and/or science who has an interest in pursuing a degree in a transportation related subject. 

The winners of the local scholarships will also receive a free one year student membership to WTS.  All applications will be forwarded to the WTS International Scholarship Fund to be considered for a national scholarship award.  

For more information and to apply, visit the WTS-Rhode Island Scholarship website at www.wtsinternational.org/rhodeisland//student-outreach/scholarships/ 

Applications are due to School Counselors' office by December 7, 2018 for processing and mailing.

Seniors Only Friday, December 7, 2018
Assumption College--Light the Way Scholarship

Assumption College will award up to 50 $25,000 scholarships, renewable for all four years. The Light The Way Scholarship is awarded to students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others and who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way--whether it's community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal the planet.

Students must apply to Assumption College and complete the Light the Way Scholarship by December 15, 2018.

For more information see the PDF flyer below and visit:  www.assumptioncollege.edu/lighttheway

School-Specific Saturday, December 15, 2018
BadCredit.org’s Wealth Wise Scholarship

The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled “How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.”

For more information regarding requirements and information to apply, visit:  https://www.badcredit.org/scholarship/

Applications are due to School Counselors' offices by December 17, 2018 for processing and mailing

Seniors Only Monday, December 17, 2018
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year, the US JCI Senate Foundation grants $1,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.

For more information, email the State Chairman at ajr810 [at] yahoo [dot] com or see the attached fyer.  For the application form, visit:  http://usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

Scholarship is due to School Counselors' offices by January 4, 2019 for processing and mailing.

Seniors Only Friday, January 11, 2019
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. 

The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

For more information and to submit an essay, visit their website at JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest

Everyone Friday, January 18, 2019
Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

This scholarship can be applied to tuition at any major college across the country as long as the university has an AFROTC detachment, or is a crosstown school to a detachment. The Application deadline is January 31. Students are able to apply at their earliest convenience and are encouraged to apply early as the chances to be offered the scholarship are higher. STEM majors are preferred, but not required.

The scholarship does incur an active duty requirement of 4 years or more at the completion of a four-year degree as well as four years of enrollment in the AFROTC program during college. However, students have until the end of their first year of college to decide if they want to continue with the AFROTC program. Opting out of the program would then terminate the scholarship after the first year of college. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must achieve an SAT composite of 1240 or ACT composite of 26. Applicant must also attain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. There are no waivers or exceptions to the SAT/ACT or GPA requirements. We now ONLY accept ACT/SAT scores electronically through the ACT or SAT agency using AFROTC Test Code 0548.

Students can find more information below regarding what schools have access to AFROTC detachments, as well as further information on the scholarship program: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

Online only applications deadline is January 31, 2019

Seniors Only Thursday, January 31, 2019
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

2018-2019 Title: "Comparing Ship Technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today"

Topic: The three-ship fleet of Christopher Columbus included two ships known as caravels, Nina and Pinta, and one larger ship which served as Columbus' flag ship, Santa Maria. Discuss the advantages and disadvantage of these late fifteenth-century ships compared to the modern ships of today and how they would have been prepared for his voyage.

One chapter winning essay is submitted to state chairmen of American History; state winners are forwarded to the division vice chairmen for judging; division winners are forwarded to the National Vice Chairman for the Christopher Columbus Essay, who in turn forwards them to the National Italian American Foundation for judging.

First, second, and third-place winners are selected. New forms will be available in the Forms section of the DAR Members' Web Site when the NIP is published.

Effective 2009-2010, the word count for the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest has been increased from 750 words to a range of 800-1,200 words

For more information, see the flyer below or contact:  Heidi North Matczak at hlnmatczak [at] hotmail [dot] com

 

Everyone Friday, February 1, 2019
FIDM National Scholarship Competition

FIDM National Scholarship Competition awards more than 28 scholarships, including eight full one-year scholarships in the following majors:

  • Apparel Industry Manangement
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Merchandise Product Development
  • Visual Communications
  • Beauty Marketing & Product Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Merchandising & Marketing
  • Social Media 

For more information and to apply, visit:  bit.ly/FIDMscholarship or see the attached flyer

For questions, call (800) 262.3436

Applications are due by March 29, 2019

Seniors Only Friday, March 29, 2019
IYRS Scholarship Agreement for Chariho

IYRS is a non-profit post-secondary school which provides world-class experiential education, preparing students to enter a global manufacturing and making workforce. IYRS has three accredited schools--School of Composites Technology, School of Boatbuilding & Restoration, and School of Marine Systems. Students meeting the eligibility criteria who have graduated from Chariho within 9 months prior to their admission date will receive a $2000 Chariho Scholarship to be used towards tuition and fees at IYRS. See attached sheet for more information.

School-Specific Sunday, June 30, 2019
Affordable Colleges Online College Guides

Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Rhode Island that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:  

  • Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
  • Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
  • Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

Additionally, our site helps high school students research post-secondary options by providing content-rich resources including financial aid guidebooks, accredited college search tools, and free open online courses (MOOCs) from national universities such as MIT and UC Berkeley. Our Rhode Island colleges guide can be accessed here at no-cost:

www.affordablecollegesonline.org

Everyone Monday, June 15, 2020
Tuition Break for RI Residents

The program is relevant to students who find that their intended program of study is not offered by the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College or the Community College of Rhode Island. The Regional Student Program provides a tuition break to Rhode Island residents, who are enrolled in approved degree programs at public colleges and universities in the five other New England states.

For more information or to see if your major qualifies for the tuition break, visit New England Board of Higher Education's website at

www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak

Seniors Only Tuesday, June 30, 2020
RI Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarships managed by the RI Foundation which are administered by designated schools and organizations. If, in looking through the opportunities on the RI Foundation website and you think you qualify for one of these opportunities, contact the person or organization listed in the directory. The RI Foundation website is www.RIFoundation.org

Everyone Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Scholarship Websites from American Educational Guide Center

The newly revised guaranteed-scholarships.com now includes more than 700 scholarships guaranteed by nearly 200 colleges and universities. They are now reaching out to colleges and universities to find more guaranteed scholarships, and adding at least a few to our site every day.

Please note that they have another no-cost scholarship search site you and your students are likely to find helpful, so we hope you'll also link to college-scholarships.com/scholarship-information/free-scholarship-searches, one of the most popular college and scholarship sites on the Internet.

Everyone Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Annual CGTrader Scholarship

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers. 

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter:  The goal is to challenge students to dig into the field of technology by writing different essays on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Every half a year the new technology related topic will be introduced.

The deadline of Winter semester is January 15th and Summer - July 15th.

For more information and to apply, visit:  https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

Seniors Only Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Redfin Scholarship

Scholarship Details This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission! To apply, in 800 words or less, answer the following question: "When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons."

How to Apply The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.

For more information and to apply, visit:  https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Seniors Only Friday, July 31, 2020
Affordable Colleges Database Resource from the RI Dept. of Education

RESOURCE FROM THE RI DEPT OF EDUCATION:

Receiving a scholarship can truly be a life-changing gift. Imagine receiving an acceptance letter from your dream school only to find out you won’t be able to afford it. A scholarship can be the deciding factor that allows you to pursue a degree at your top pick and be financially stable.

Luckily for students in search of financial aid, there are many options available. It can often be overwhelming trying to find the right scholarships and that’s where AffordableCollege wants to help students. This new Scholarship Database offers over 20,000 sortable scholarships based on: Location, Major, GPA, Ethnicity, and more. In addition, the site offers answers to frequently asked questions by students, such asavoiding scholarship scams and tips on applying for scholarships.

Everyone Monday, August 31, 2020
Raise Me Scholarship

RaiseMe partners with colleges and universities to offer students scholarships starting in the 9th grade. Get scholarships for college for your high school achievements.  For more information and to create an account, visit

https://www.raise.me/

Everyone Wednesday, December 30, 2020
FastWeb.com--College Resources/Financial Aid

Find it all at Fastweb:  Scholarships, Internships, College Resources, AND Financial Aid Tips

Get started today, it's FREE

www.fastweb.com

Everyone Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship

 The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship is for Women and each quarter they award $1,000 and a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals.

Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

Award: $1,000

Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must identify as female.

The scholarship sponsor welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

Everyone Thursday, December 31, 2020
ZipRecruiter.com Scholarship

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship for students, available each semester!

They are looking for a 500-800 word submission that addresses both prompts;

1. Describe a job you previously held - or hold

2. Describe your ideal post-graduate job

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

Deadlines vary so check website carefully

 

Seniors Only Friday, December 31, 2021