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IPLWS Research Assistantship 2020
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IPLWS Internship 2020
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John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship in Portuguese Studies

The John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship Fund in Portuguese Studies will award three (3) scholarships to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Portuguese at Rhode Island College, in the amount of $2,000 each upon satisfactory completion of the required course(s) in the program. At least one scholarship is intended for a student majoring in Portuguese, however, the selection committee reserves the right to adjust the distribution of the awards depending upon the pool of applications presented. The awards are subject to the conditions and requirements of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, the Rhode Island College Foundation and the John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship criteria as described herein.

Scope of the IPLWS Scholarship Program

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to study the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures at Rhode Island College. A limited number of scholarships, based on the availability of institutional and private funds, will be awarded to academically meritorious students who have met eligibility requirements and the criteria of the respective scholarship fund and donor.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:
  • have matriculated into a baccalaureate degree program at Rhode Island College;
  • have attained and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of a minimum of B- (2.67);
  • have successfully completed at least 16 college credit hours at RIC, 4 of which in Portuguese;
  • have declared a Major or Minor in Portuguese.

Application Requirements

The applicant must:
  1. complete and submit the John A. and Mary V. Lima Scholarship Application Form, including essay questions;
  2. submit a RIC unofficial academic transcript;
  3. submit one recommendation using the online John A. and Mary V. Lima Instructor's Recommendation​ from one Rhode Island College professor in the applicant's Major area of studies (preferably).

Deadline

Friday, February 21, 2020​.

Notice of Awards

Recipients will be notified in writing by email if selected.

Award Renewals

Scholarship awards are NOT automatically renewed. Former scholarship recipients must re-apply.

Revocation or Decline of Award

The IPWLS reserves the right to cancel any scholarship or aid awarded at any time if the applicant fails to meet the standards of academic progress, any other scholarship requirements, or falsifies information reported.

For more information, please contact:

Silvia Oliveira, Director
(401) 456-8496 or Email: soliveira@ric.edu

Past Lima Scholarship Awardees

To view past awardees, visit the honors and scholarships page.


Lema-Fernandes Study Abroad Fund 

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at Rhode Island College will award scholarships to partially support the tuition of RIC student participants in study abroad or internship programs in Portugal or other Portuguese-speaking nations. Limited funds are available and awards depend upon the pool of applications presented. In previous years awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Comply with all RIC Study Abroad requirements; 
  2. have been accepted and/or enrolled in a course or program abroad; 
  3. demonstrate a commitment or intention to study Portuguese at Rhode Island College.
  4. Students in their graduating year who are completing or have already completed all requirements in the minor or major in Portuguese are eligible to apply.​

Application Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Complete and submit the online Lema-Fernandes Study Abroad Application Form, including essay questions;
  2. submit one recommendation using the online “Lema-Fernandes Study Abroad Scholarship Instructor Recommendation” from one Rhode Island College professor in the applicant's Major area of studies (preferably).

Awards

Awarded funds will be disbursed to the student’s RIC account upon completion of the study abroad program, transfer of credits to Rhode Island College, and proof of enrollment in Portuguese at RIC upon return.   ​

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

For more information, please contact Dr. Sílvia Oliveira, soliveira@ric.edu​​.

Past Lema-Fernandes Scholarship Awardees

​To view past awardess, visit the study abroad page​.


PRÉMIO EM ESTUDOS PORTUGUESES for Best Graduating Major

The Prémio em Estudos Portugueses is sponsored by the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies and is awarded each year to a graduating student who has distinguished himself/herself with outstanding academic achievement in Portuguese Studies at Rhode Island College. Starting in 2012, the Prémio Em Estudos Portugueses will be awarded to a student majoring in Portuguese who has distinguished himself/herself with outstanding academic achievement in Portuguese Studies at Rhode Island College. The successful recipient is nominated by the Portuguese faculty of the Department of Modern Languages following the criteria established in collaboration with the donor of the prize. Awarded at the College's Cap and Gown Convocation in May of the academic year, the prize consists of a $200 cash award provided by the Institute.​

Awardees:

  • Kasey Jeronimo: Modern Languages B.A.- Portuguese Concentration (2019)
  • Lelia Noble: Modern Languages B.A.- Portuguese Concentration; Biology Minor (2017)
  • Christopher Barbosa: Secondary Education - Portuguese Concentration; Spanish Minor (2015)
  • Liana Viveiros: Elementary Education - Portuguese Concentration (2014)
  • Loureana Soares: Student Designed Major: Secondary Education - Portuguese Concentration; Secondary Education Spanish Major; Middle School Endorsement (2012)
  • Jessica Trindade: International Management; Portuguese Minor (2010)
  • Margaret Craveiro: Elementary Education - Social Science Concentration; Middle School Endorsement in Social Studies; Portuguese Student Designed Major (2009) 
  • Joquebede Sança: Justice Studies Major; Spanish Major; Portuguese Student designed Major (2007) 
  • Orlando Ramos: Student Designed Major: Portuguese (2006)
  • Elisabete Soares (2005) 
  • Lisa Andrade Almeida: Student Designed Major: Secondary Education - Concentration Portuguese (2004)
  • Paula Vazão Schiavone: Secondary Education - Spanish Major (2003)​​​​​​



Page last updated: May 11, 2020