Alumni Student Scholarships

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Apply Now for 2023-24 Scholarships

The applications for 2023-24 Alumni Scholarships are now live. Each scholarship has its own requirements and apply button. Please review each scholarship's requirements and apply accordingly.

Alumni Student Scholarships are the direct result of the generosity of RIC Alumni toward our current and future students.

Scholarships to Apply to Now:

Purpose

The RICochet Emergency Grant Fund assists students with financial emergencies so they may remain in college and successfully graduate. Need-based grants of up to $1,000 will be made to cover such emergencies as:

  • Educational Expenses
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Child Care

Eligibility

Any matriculated RIC student who is enrolled in courses and in good standing with the college may apply. Exceptions to the enrollment criteria may be made during the add/drop period to assist students with lifting a financial hold on their account. There is no deadline to apply, the application is always open.

Provider

The RICochet Emergency Grant Fund and other emergency financial assistance for Rhode Island College students is funded by the Alumni Association and generous donors. Apply today for RICochet and other emergency funds available at RIC.

Apply for RICochet Emergency Grant Fund

Due date: June 30, 2023.

These scholarships are awarded to students entering Rhode Island College as a freshman. The scholarships are for one (1) year and are not automatically renewed. All scholarship awardees are selected by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.


Incoming Freshman Scholarship 

This scholarship is awarded to a child or grandchild of a RIC graduate. 

Requirements: 

  • Enrolled with 12 credit hours or more for fall semester 
  • Typed essay, minimum 250 words addressing how will a Rhode Island College education help you accomplish your goals 
  • List of extracurricular involvements including, but not limited to, school activities, community service, and employment  
    Apply for an Incoming Freshman Scholarship

Please note: Past awards have ranged from $200 - $1,000 


Frank & Agnes Campbell ’46 Scholarship  

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who plan to pursue a career in teaching.  

Requirements:

  • Enrolled with 12 credit hours or more for fall semester 
  • Provide graduation class ranking (applicants must rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class) 
  • Education is indicated as their intended curriculum  
  • Typed essay addressing why you aspire to become a teacher 
  • Three references (minimum of two must come from your high school, include names, titles and telephone numbers) 
  • List of extracurricular involvements including, but not limited to, school activities, community service, and employment  
    Apply for the Campbell Scholarship

Please note: Past awards have ranged from $750 - $1,500 

Due date: June 30, 2023.

These scholarships are awarded to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and graduate students. The scholarships are for one (1) year and are not automatically renewed. All scholarship awardees are selected by the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee.  


RIC Alumni Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Enrolled with 12 credit hours or more for fall semester 
  • Currently completing freshmen, sophomore or junior year 
  • Cumulative GPA 2.75 or higher 
  • Typed essay (minimum 250 words) addressing your accomplishments from your time at RIC and how scholarship will help you finish achieving your goals  
  • List of extracurricular involvements including, but not limited to, school activities, community service, and employment  
    Apply for the RIC Alumni Scholarship

Please note: Past awards ranged from $250 - $2,000


Noreen Ackerman ’80 Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Enrolled with 12 credit hours or more for fall semester 
  • Rhode Island resident  
  • Entering sophomore, junior or senior year 
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher 
  • Typed essay (maximum 500 words) addressing if given the scholarship, how will you give back your time and talent to Rhode Island College and your community  
  • List of extracurricular involvements including, but not limited to, school activities, community service, and employment 
    Apply for the Ackerman Scholarship

Award totals $1,379


Alumni Graduate Award

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a RIC Master’s degree program (9 credit hours or more) 
  • Typed essay addressing your accomplishments at Rhode Island College and how this scholarship will benefit your career goals  
  • Information on your current graduate program and number of credits you earned as an undergraduate of RIC  
  • List of extracurricular involvements including, but not limited to, school activities, community service, and employment 
    Apply for the Alumni Graduate Award

Please note: Past awards ranged from $500 - $1,500. Graduate Assistants are not eligible to apply


Alumni Children Academic Award

Requirements: 

This scholarship is awarded to a child or grandchild of a RIC graduate, enrolled full-time at the college during the academic year. 

Requirements:

  • Based on the highest GPA of applicants  
  • One award is distributed to freshmen returning as a sophomore (approximately 30 credits earned) 
  • One award is distributed to a sophomore returning as a junior (approximately 60 credits earned) 
  • One award is distributed to a junior returning as a senior (approximately 90 credits earned)  
  • No essay required 
    Apply for the Alumni Children Academic Award

Award totals $2,000, up to three awards given annually

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