Communication Scholarship

Faythann Fallon in Communication Dept

The Michael A. Valerio ’80 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2011 by the Valerio family because of their and Mike’s belief in the importance of higher education and their wish to give other Rhode Island College students financial support to follow their dreams in communication, especially mass media communication.

To qualify:

  1. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate communications major in good academic standing.
  2. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  3. The recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  4. The recipient must have successfully completed 12 RIC communication credits prior to receiving the award.
  5. Preference will be given to a student with a concentration in mass media.
  6. The deadline to apply is May 1 every year.

Click here to download the Michael A. Valerio Scholarship Application.

Mail or submit your application to:

Rhode Island College
Chair of the Communication Department
Whipple Hall, Room 202
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI  02908