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Hope Scholar, Olivia Lancellotta, Juggled Classes, Work and Evening Performances

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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?’”

Tytain Sun Says Hope Scholarship Has Been a Game Changer

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“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.

Hope Scholar Remi Salako is Grateful for the Financial Support

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“It’s one thing to have the drive to succeed, but without the resources there’s nothing you can do,” Salako says.

RIC Social Work Students and Faculty Member Earn Prestigious NASW-RI Awards

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RIC’s School of Social Work has a statewide reputation for producing superior graduates taught by exceptional faculty.

Grad Degree Lifts Her From Low-Wage Earner to High-Paid Professional

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Upon completion of this unique M.S.W. program, Silvia Adames will become a fully licensed behavioral health counselor.

Hope Scholar, Moses Nicolau, Says Scholarship Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

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“Because of this scholarship, the stress has been lifted. I can now focus completely on school,” says Nicolau.

Student Veteran, Ariel Polanco, Says Hope Scholarship is “Real Hope”

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“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.

Dos especialistas en Trabajo Social ayudando a su comunidad latina

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“Después de todos estos años trabajando con la comunidad latina, tengo claro que los Estados Unidos necesita más consejeros bilingües”. ~ Cruz Zapata

Two Social Work Majors Are Helping Their Latino Community

“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

Graduate Nurses Aim to Diversify Nursing Ranks and Tackle Healthcare Disparities

This group’s commitment to diversity extends beyond RIC into the Rhode Island community.