Humanities and Cultural Studies Scholarships

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Rhode Island College offers a variety of scholarships to students with an interest in English, creative writing, literature, modern languages, global studies and/or philosophy.

 

Amy Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must demonstrate an interest in children's literature.

Barbara Schapiro Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students majoring in English with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.  

C. Owen Ethier Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in history. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and qualify for financial need. Preference will be given to a first-generation college student.

Cathryn Annette Ducey Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in English. Applicants must qualify for financial need and demonstrate strong academic achievement. 

Daniel M. Scott III Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate juniors majoring in English, with the highest GPA at the end of the sixth semester.  

Donald F. Lyons Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate juniors or seniors majoring in English. The basis of this scholarship is merit. Applicants must be planning a career in teaching.

Dr. John J. Salesses Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors majoring in British or American literature. Applicants must have a minimum GPA in the major of 3.0.

George Giacomo Cairo Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate full-time or part-time majors in history, modern language, English, writing or music. The minimum undergraduate class year required is second-semester sophomore. Applicants must qualify for financial need.

John A. and Mary V. Lima Scholarship in Portuguese Studies

Applicants must major in modern languages, with a concentration in Portuguese, and qualify as deserving students.

Lema-Fernandes Portuguese Study Abroad Scholarship

Applicants must be planning studies and internships abroad in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Leonelli Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled as full-time modern languages majors and qualify for financial need. Preference will be given to a student concentrating in the Italian language.

Mary F. Luzzi Scholarship

Applicants must be film/media studies or film/media production majors. Applicants must also be graduates of or transfer students from the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island residents and qualify for financial need.

Maryellen Hoye Memorial Fund

Applicants must be a disabled undergraduate majoring in political science or sociology with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Applicants must qualify for financial need.

Nancy Sullivan Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be majoring in English or the humanities and qualify for financial need.

Tess Hoffmann Film Studies Scholarship

Applicants must be film studies majors who have met course requirements and are academically qualified.

The English Faculty Writing Award

There are a minimum of two $250 awards. Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in English. Applicants must also submit portfolios of critical and creative writing and be the winner of the annual competition.

The Harrower Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be newly enrolled students majoring in English.

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If you are interested in one or more of these scholarships, please submit your application.

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For questions about Rhode Island College Foundation Scholarships, email scholarships@ric.edu.