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Scholarships

The Alumni Association is proud to offer merit based scholarships to our students. Over $100,000 in scholarship aid was awarded to over 140 student applicants.

Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year are listed below. If you wish to pick up an application in person, please visit the Alumni Office located on the upper level of Kauffman Center (building 10). If you have questions, please contact us at 401-456-8086 or alumni@ric.edu.

Applicants for scholarships will not be discriminated against because of race, sex, age, handicap, marital status, religion, national origin, creed or political affiliation. A sub-committee of the Alumni Board selects scholarship recipients.

Alumni Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the many donors to our Annual Fund.

Find out about individual Alumni Scholarships and download applications by clicking the links below.

THE RICOCHET FUND

The Rhode Island College Alumni Association is also proud to support an emergency financial assistance fund, the RICochet Fund.

The Rhode Island College Alumni Association established the RICochet Fund in December of 1994 to assist students with financial emergencies so that they may remain in school. Grants of up to $1000 are made to cover such emergencies as educational expenses (tuition, books, educational supplies), health, housing, child care, etc. Any matriculated student may apply (graduate, undergraduate, part-time, full-time).

The grants do not require repayment. However, students who apply for assistance from the RICochet Fund are expected to donate five hours of volunteer service to the Alumni Association for each $100 requested and approved.

Applications are made on a "rolling" basis and decisions are typically made 7-10 days after the application is submitted

Please contact the Alumni Office at 401-456-8086 for application and further information.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE FRESHMAN AWARD

Criteria: Son, daughter or grandchild of a RIC graduate who is entering Rhode Island College in the fall as a full-time freshman (12 credit hours or more).

Award: Past awards have ranged from $300-$1,500.

Selection: Based upon application and essay.

Adobe PDFIncoming Freshman Application

FRANK & AGNES CAMPBELL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Francis and Agnes Campbell, both graduates of Rhode Island College, Class of 1946. It is their intention to provide scholarship assistance to an incoming freshman who plans to pursue a career in teaching.

Criteria: Applicant must be entering as a full-time freshman (12 or more credit hours). Preference is given to Rhode Island residents. Applicant must rank in the top 25% of their high school graduation class and indicate education as their intended curriculum.

Award: Awards are $750.

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. The applicant's high school will be notified along with the recipient.

Adobe PDFIncoming Freshman Application

NOREEN ACKERMAN'80 SCHOLARSHIP

Established by past Alumni Association President Noreen Ackerman '80

Criteria: Applicant must be a Rhode Island resident and full-time undergraduate (entering sophomore, junior or senior year) Minimum RIC cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Award: Award ranges from $1000-$1,500

Selection: 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 take the time to write clearly. The Scholarship Committee of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association will make the final selection.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: awarded to full-time undergraduate student presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior; RIC cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; award based on GPA and essay. Attach a typed personal statement (minimum 250 words) describing your Rhode Island College experience thus far and what the scholarship would mean to you. Please do not re-submit essays from prior applications.

Awards: Past awards have ranged from $250-$2000

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC ALUMNI CHILDREN ACADEMIC AWARD

Criteria: Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a RIC graduate, and enrolled as an undergraduate in the College for 2009-20010 academic year. Three awards are granted annually and are based on highest GPA of applicants: one to a freshman returning as a sophomore in the fall (maximum of 29 credits earned); one to a sophomore returning as a junior in the fall (30-59 credits earned); one to a junior returning in the fall as a senior (more than 60 credits earned). If there is a tie, the committee will look at credit hours attempted, earned, etc. No essay is required.

Awards: Awards are $4000. Because only three awards are given you are encouraged to apply for alumni scholarship also (first category).

Selection: Based on the highest Rhode Island College GPA from eligible applicants, see above.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC GRADUATE AWARD

Criteria: Applicant must have earned 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 goals and why this scholarship would be beneficial to you.

Awards: Past awards have ranged from $500- $1500

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application
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Page last updated: July 17, 2013