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“When I received an email telling me I qualified for the Hope Scholarship, I thought, ‘This is crazy. Is this real?’”
“The financial burden on my parents is off,” says Sun. RIC’s Hope Scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students during their junior and senior years.
“It’s one thing to have the drive to succeed, but without the resources there’s nothing you can do,” Salako says.
RIC’s School of Social Work has a statewide reputation for producing superior graduates taught by exceptional faculty.
Upon completion of this unique M.S.W. program, Silvia Adames will become a fully licensed behavioral health counselor.
“Because of this scholarship, the stress has been lifted. I can now focus completely on school,” says Nicolau.
“Hope is important to me,” says Polanco, “because I came from a place where there wasn’t much hope.” Enacted this fall, RIC’s Hope Scholarship makes the final two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree tuition-free for R.I. residents.
“Después de todos estos años trabajando con la comunidad latina, tengo claro que los Estados Unidos necesita más consejeros bilingües”. ~ Cruz Zapata
“After all these years of working in the Latino community, it’s clear to me that the United States needs more bilingual counselors.” – Cruz Zapata