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  • A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., Scholarship
    $3,000
    Varies
    Sponsor: The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be children of A.L.S. patients (living or deceased). Students must be recent high school graduates with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited institution with at least nine hours of coursework. Students must be residents of New England.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 229
    Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

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  • Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship
    $500-$2,000
    April 14
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students seeking a diploma or degree in nursing. They must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to Rhode Island residents. Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form and supporting materials are required.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Antonio Cirino Memorial Award
    $2,000-$12,000
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
    $500-$1,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: The New England Theatre Conference, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must live in New England and/or be members of NETC and submit a full-length play written for a young audience. The play must not have been previously published, previously produced by a professional company or submitted to the Harris competition. Students may only submit one play. There is a $20 processing fee.

    How to apply: There is no application.

    Aurand Harris Playwriting Award
    215 Knob Hill Drive
    Hamden, CT 06518-2431

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  • Bach Organ Scholarship
    $800-$1,000
    April 21
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the state of Rhode Island. Students must be currently enrolled in a college music program, majoring in organ music and they must show financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • BASAA Scholarship
    $10,000
    September 16
    Sponsor: Fund for Education Abroad

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution. Students must plan on studying abroad for a minimum of 30 days. Preference is given to students with unmet financial need and students traditionally underrepresented in education abroad (first-generation college students, minority students, community college students, veterans, students with disabilities and returning learners).

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1920 North Street N.W.
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036

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  • Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation Scholarship
    $1,000
    June 1
    Sponsor: Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the East Coast surfing community. Rising high school seniors, current undergraduate college students and returning students may apply regardless of age. Two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay are required. Previous applicants and winners may reapply each year.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    BPSF Scholarship Committee
    Attn: Lynne Pelletier
    5121 Chalk Street
    Morehead City, NC 28557

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  • Carl W. Christiansen Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

    Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a short essay and a letter of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    40 Sharpe Drive, Unit 5
    Cranston, RI 02920

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  • Cheryl A. Ruggiero Scholarship
    $1,300
    January 9
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

    Eligibility: Students must be residents of the state of Rhode Island, and they must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a short essay and a letter of recommendation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    40 Sharpe Drive, Unit 5
    Cranston, RI 02920

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  • Clauder Competition Prize
    Up to $3,000
    March 31
    Sponsor: Portland Stage Company

    Eligibility: Applicants must live or attend school in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. This requirement may be waived for playwrights who have previously lived in New England and produce material relevant to the area. They must submit a full-length play that is an original work and has not been produced or published.

    How to apply: No application form is required.

    Attn.: Literary Manager
    P.O. Box 1458
    Portland, ME 04104

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  • Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a general ham radio license, be residents of and attend post-secondary institutions in the New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont) or New York state and be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in electronics, communications or a related field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online but cannot be completed electronically. All applications must be mailed.

    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

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  • Dunkin' Donuts Rhode Island Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: Dunkin' Donuts Rhode Island Scholarship

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors and Rhode Island residents who excel in academics, demonstrate leadership and participate in school and community activities. They must plan to enroll at least half-time in a bachelor's degree, associate degree or certificate program at an accredited institution of higher learning.

    How to apply: Applications are available from Dunkin' Donuts stores and high school guidance offices beginning March 1 of each year.


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  • FMC Skaters Scholarship
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Facility Management Corporation (FMC) Ice Sports

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a New England resident, a senior in high school and skate at an FMC arena. Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and accomplishments and leadership on the ice.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Along with the application form, students must submit a high school transcript, one letter of recommendation, a student resume and a personal essay.

    100 Schoosett Street, Building 3
    Pembroke, MA 02359

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  • Headwaters Essay Contest
    $500-$1,000
    February 2
    Sponsor: Headwaters Magazine

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students at New England universities from one of the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Students must write an essay as part of the application process.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    153 South Prospect Street
    Burlington, VT 05401

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  • J.D. Edsal Scholarship
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Rhode Island. They must be majoring in advertising, film-making or television production. Students must be attending school full-time.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • James J. Burns and C.A. Haynes Textile Scholarship
    $1,000
    May 5
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled in a textile program. They must demonstrate financial need or academic excellence. Preference will be given to students whose parents are members of the National Association of Textile Supervisors.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
    $1,000
    January 15
    Sponsor: National FFA Organization

    Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 68960
    6060 FFA Drive
    Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

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  • Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Rhode Island, be over 25 years of age and attend a non-parochial college or university in the state.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • MARILN Professional Scholarship Award
    Varies
    July 31
    Sponsor: Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They must be full-time students who have completed two consecutive semesters of their program of study. Selection is based on stated career goals and professional potential.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript, personal essay and two recommendation letters are required.

    Award Committee
    P.O. Box 407
    Westwood, MA 02090

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Higher Education Research Scholarship
    Varies
    June 30
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be conducting research that will add to the college student personnel knowledge base including projects that focus on campus activities, problems faced by student affairs practitioners and challenges of higher education as they relate to campus activities. High school students are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACE Eastern Area Scholarship
    $3,000
    January 1
    Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in an accredited engineering or physical science degree program at a two or four-year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a permanent address within the NACE Eastern Area which includes the following states and/or U.S. Territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (excluding Lake, Porter La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and essay scholarship questions are required.

    15835 Park Ten Place
    Houston, TX 77084-5145

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  • Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award
    $1,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Textile Study Group of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students in a college, school, or university in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA or VT who create fiber artwork. Students must submit images of their original artwork, artist statement and resume along with their application. This award is available once every three years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 3592
    Grand Central Station
    New York, NY 10163

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  • New England FEMARA Scholarships
    $2,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have at least a technician ham radio license and be residents of the New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont).

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Completed applications must be mailed in. They cannot be completed electronically.

    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111-1494

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  • New England Regional Student Program
    Varies
    Varies
    Sponsor: New England Board of Higher Education

    Eligibility: Students must be residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and attend a school in another of those states that offers an RSP program in their major. The major must not be available at an in-school state.

    How to apply: Students should note that they are interested in the RSP program on their regular college application.

    45 Temple Place
    Boston, MA 02111

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  • Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship
    $1,000
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Rhode Island high school seniors and first-generation college students. They must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning that offers either two-year or four-year degrees.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • Rhode Island Foundation Association of Former Legislators Scholarship
    $1,500
    April 28
    Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Rhode Island high school seniors who have been accepted into college, have demonstrated need and have a substantial amount of community service.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903

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  • RI Promise
    Varies
    March 1
    Sponsor: RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating Rhode Island high school seniors who plan to attend a postsecondary institution full-time and demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

    How to apply: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    560 Jefferson Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Warwick, RI 02886

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  • Signal Grace Scholarship Essay Contest
    $1,000
    November 30
    Sponsor: T.M. Yates

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school and college students who are U.S. citizens and attending a U.S. institution, except for students residing in or attending school in Rhode Island. Applicants must read the memoir "Signal Grace" and submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay in response to one of the provided questions. The winner is selected based solely on the merits of the submitted essay.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 554
    Hartwood, VA 22471

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  • Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
    $3,000-$18,000
    May 1
    Sponsor: Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. residents or resident aliens who are permanent residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. They must be enrolled in a demanding undergraduate course of study pursuing their first degrees. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Applicants must demonstrate citizenship, character, serious-mindedness and financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, essay, transcript, counselor or professor recommendation, additional letter of recommendation, FAFSA Student Aid Report, financial aid award letter, documentation of college costs and student's and parents' tax forms are required.

    P.O. Box 870
    Salem, MA 01970

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  • Switzer Environmental Fellowship
    $15,000
    January 8
    Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in California, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Students must be enrolled full-time during the entire academic year of receiving the award. Master's degree and JD students must be pursuing their terminal degree. Applicants seeking their Ph.D. must have completed at least three years of doctoral work by July 1 or plan to successfully pass their qualifying exams by May 1 of the year before receiving the award. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Thomas E. Desjardins Memorial Scholarship
    Varies
    September 16
    Sponsor: Institute of Transportation Engineers - New England Section

    Eligibility: Applicants must be civil engineering undergraduates or graduate students who are enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. They must demonstrate an interest in transportation engineering through their coursework or extracurricular activities. Selection is based on academic merit, character and extracurricular activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available by request from the New England section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. An application form and supporting materials are required.


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  • Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship
    $3,000
    September 8
    Sponsor: Horticultural Research Institute

    Eligibility: Applicants must be seniors in a two-year course and have finished the first year, juniors in a four-year course and have finished the first two years or be graduate students. Undergraduates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and graduate students a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Preference will be given to applicants who have financial need and who plan to work in the nursery industry after graduation, including starting a business.

    How to apply: Applications are available online or by mail.

    525 9th Street NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20004

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