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The Unity Center continues to look for opportunities, resources and more for Rhode Island College students. Lists of scholarships, internships, grants and volunteer opportunities constantly updates. Contact the Unity Center for the most up-to-date information. 

he following scholarships are offered through the Rhode Island College Foundation. Criteria and requirements outlined on their website. 

  • Phyllis St. Germain Crawford Scholarship 
  • Mary F. Luzzi Scholarship Fund 
  • John (Jack) ’73 & Patricia ’69 Milligan Endowed Scholarships  
  • Eunice O. Shatz Endowed Fund for the School of Social Work 
  • Josephine A. Stillings Scholarship Fund  
  • Therese L. Marchand Sullivan ’46 Endowed Scholarship Fund 

The following scholarships are offered through the Rhode Island Foundation. Criteria and requirements outlined on their website.  

  • Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship fund 
  • Bruce and Marjori Sundlun Scholarship 
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Award 
  • Nondas Hurst Voll Scholarship  
  • GFWC Women’s Club of South County Scholarship 
  • Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund 
  • Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda Goldman Education Award 
  • Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Grants Database 
  • Golden Door Scholars 
    Status doesn’t determine opportunity. Tenacity and hard work do. With our scholarship, undocumented students invest in their education and define their future. Eligibility Criteria: current high school students or recent graduates, currently enrolled undergraduates, and transfer students, DACA, TPS, or meet the immigration eligibility criteriaHigh GPA, be applying for a variety of scholarships, be driven to excel and help others succeed.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund 
    Eligibility Criteria: Must be of Hispanic heritage, US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), high school students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and undergraduate and graduate students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year).
  • Immigrants Rising Scholarship List 
    The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.
  • My Undocumented Life 
  • Questbridge College Match Program 
    The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents, regardless of citizenship, currently attending a high school in the United States. Only some of our college partners will consider non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships. For the most up-to-date information, see Additional Citizenship Requirements.
  • Scholarship America: Dream Award 
    Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination. They must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • The Dream National Scholarship 
    For high school or community college graduates: Need to have DACA or TPS or meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke foundation College Scholarships  
    The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Students do not need to be U.S. citizens however; they must reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and attend high school in the United States. 
  • U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)  
    Since May 1982, USHLI has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, servant leadership development, civic engagement, and research.
  • The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women 
  • The Science Ambassador Scholarship
    A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply. You do need to attend college (or plan to attend college) in the United States. The Science Ambassador Scholarship is only open to undergraduate students and high school seniors.

For Native American Women  

  • Association of American Indian Affairs Scholarship
    Applicants must be enrolled with his or her respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.  
  • Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship
    Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited, graduate-level U.S. healthcare program, be African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native Americans (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian), Asian American (Vietnamese and Cambodian only), and Pacific Islander, have proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter.

For Hispanic Women 

  • Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarships
    Scholarships form the cornerstone of the Chicana Latina Foundation. We award merit-based scholarships valued at $1500 to 30-40 powerful Latina students each year. 
  • Chicana Latina Foundation 
  • HACU Scholarship Program
    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to be the administrator of scholarship opportunities provided by our partners to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures. Please review each scholarship’s criteria carefully to see if you qualify, since each partner may have differing requirements. 

For Asian Women/Girls  

  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution Scholarship Program
    Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $5,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students who are citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents of the United States or citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.​​​​​​​
  • Asian Woman in Business (AWIB) Scholarship
    The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  

For African- American Women/Girls  

Grants for Integrating Research and Creative Activity into the Curriculum CRCA Integration Grants  
Undergraduate participation in mentored research and creative activity are high-impact educational practices that increase student engagement, leading to greater success for the student, enhanced professional satisfaction for the faculty member, and ultimately to higher rates of student persistence, retention, and degree completion at the institution. 

RICochet Emergency Grant Fund 

Its purpose is to assist students with financial emergencies so that 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, and childcare. 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. 

  • NAFSA Student Abroad Database
    A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships and grants for study abroad from the United States. Many provide assistance that is targeted to specific student populations (underrepresented student groups; African Americans; Asian Americans; Latino/Latina Americans; Native Americans; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered students).
  • Diversity Abroad - Scholarship Directory 
    Diversity Abroad’s mission is to create equitable access to the benefits of global education by empowering educators, engaging stakeholders, and connecting diverse students to resources and opportunity. 
  • IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants
    IIE will make funds available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad.
  • Sol Education Study Abroad Scholarships
    The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion program, to do so. We want to make study abroad available to students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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