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Student Scholarships

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RIC Alumni Scholarship

The RIC Alumni Scholarship is awarded to full-time enrolled undergraduate student; completing freshman, sophomore, or junior year; RIC cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; award based on GPA a​nd essay.  Attach a​ personal statement (minimum 250 words) describing your Rhode Island College experience thus far and why this scholarship would be beneficial to you. Past awards have ranged from $250 - $2000.  Please note that you will also be evaluated by the committee on your involvement with school activities and/or employment and community service.​

RIC Alumni Children Academic Award

The RIC Alumni Children Academic Award is awarded to a child or grandchild of a RIC graduate, enrolled full-time in the College for 2019-2020 academic year. Up to three awards annually are awarded and are based on highest RIC GPA of applicants: one to a freshman returning as a sophomore in the fall of 2019 (approximately 30 credits earned); one to a sophomore returning as a junior in the fall of 2019 (approximately 60 credits earned); one to a junior returning in the fall of 2019 as a senior (approximately 90 credits or more earned).  If there is a tie, the committee will look at credit hours attempted, earned, etc.  No essay is required. Awards are $2000.  Because only three awards are given you are encouraged to apply for alumni scholarship also (first category).  The award for a senior (with approximately 90 credits or more earned) can only be given once in a student’s academic career.​

RIC Noreen Ackerman ’80 Scholarship

The RIC Noreen Ackerman ’80 Scholarship was established by past alumni association president Noreen Ackerman ’80.  The applicant must be a Rhode Island resident and must be accepted as a full time undergraduate student entering sophomore, junior or senior year.  Awards based on a minimum GPA of 3.0. The successful candidate will be selected based on the above criteria and completion of an essay.  This scholarship was established with the philosophy that once given an opportunity, an individual should find a means of giving back.  Attach a typed essay (maximum of 500 words): if you were given this scholarship, what would you intend to "give back" of your time, talent or resources to your college or the community at large?   Please note that you will also be evaluated by the committee on your involvement with school activities and/or employment and community service. Award is $1,379.​

RIC Alumni Graduate Award 

The RIC Alumni Graduate Award is awarded to an applicant with a bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College and must be accepted as a full-time graduate student in a RIC Master's degree program (9 credit hours or more).  Graduate assistants are not eligible to apply.  Award based on RIC GPA and essay.  Attach a typed essay including your educational goals and why this scholarship would be beneficial to you.  Include in the essay (minimum 250 words) your current graduate program, number of credits earned and date of undergraduate degree from Rhode Island College.  Please note that you will also be evaluated by the committee on your involvement with school activities and/or employment and community service. Past awards have ranged from $500-$1500.​​

Page last updated: June 11, 2019