Student Scholarships

Tadeisha Jones '16, of Providence, RI, is an enthusiastic member of the RIC community, and is profoundly thankful for the Alumni Scholarship that is helping her to be here. An honor roll student at her high school, the Academy for Career Exploration, Tadeisha was an active volunteer with the LEAD program at Central High School. She plans to keep up her volunteer efforts here and is currently exploring RIC's many opportunities. Read more...

$100,000 in scholarship aid was awarded to more than140 students.

Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year are listed below. If you wish to pick up an application in person, please visit the Alumni Office located at the Kauffman Center, first floor. If you have questions, please contact us at 401-456-8086 or

Applicants for scholarships will not be discriminated against because of race, sex, age, handicap, marital status, religion, national origin, creed or political affiliation. A sub-committee of the Alumni Board selects scholarship recipients.

Alumni Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the many donors to our Annual Fund.

Frank & Agnes Campbell Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Francis and Agnes Campbell, both graduates of Rhode Island College, Class of 1946. It is their intention to provide scholarship assistance to an incoming freshman who plans to pursue a career in teaching.

Criteria: Applicants must be entering as a full-time freshman (12 or more credit hours). Preference is given to Rhode Island residents. Applicant must rank in the top 25% of their high school graduation class and indicate education as their intended curriculum.

Award: Awards are $750.

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. The applicant's high school will be notified along with the recipient.

Adobe PDFIncoming Freshman Application

Noreen Ackerman '80 Scholarship

Established by past Alumni Association President Noreen Ackerman '80

Criteria: Applicant must be a Rhode Island resident and full-time undergraduate (entering sophomore, junior or senior year) Minimum RIC cumulative grade point average of 3.0

Award: Award ranges from $1000-$1,500

Selection: The successful candidate will be selected based on the above criteria and completion of an essay. This scholarship was established with the philosophy that once given an opportunity, an individual should find a means of giving back. Attach a typed essay (maximum of 500 words): if you were given this scholarship, what would you intend to "give back" of your time, talent or resources to your college or the community at large? Please take the time to write clearly. The Scholarship Committee of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association will make the final selection.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC Alumni Scholarship

Criteria: awarded to full-time undergraduate student presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, or junior; RIC cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; award based on GPA and essay. Attach a typed personal statement (minimum 250 words) describing your Rhode Island College experience thus far and what the scholarship would mean to you. Please do not re-submit essays from prior applications.

Awards: Past awards have ranged from $250-$2000

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC Alumni Children Academic Award

Criteria: Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a RIC graduate, and enrolled as an undergraduate in the College for 2014-2015 academic year. Three awards are granted annually and are based on highest GPA of applicants: one to a freshman returning as a sophomore in the fall (maximum of 29 credits earned); one to a sophomore returning as a junior in the fall (30-59 credits earned); one to a junior returning in the fall as a senior (more than 60 credits earned). If there is a tie, the committee will look at credit hours attempted, earned, etc. No essay is required.

Awards: Awards are $4000. Because only three awards are given you are encouraged to apply for alumni scholarship also (first category).

Selection: Based on the highest Rhode Island College GPA from eligible applicants, see above.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RIC Graduate Award

Criteria: Applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College and must be accepted as a full-time graduate student in a RIC Master's degree program (9 credit hours or more). Graduate assistants are not eligible to apply. Award based on RIC GPA and essay. Attach a typed essay including your goals and why this scholarship would be beneficial to you.

Awards: Past awards have ranged from $500- $1500

Selection: Selections will be made by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee.

Adobe PDFCurrent Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Application

RICochet Emergency Scholarship Fund

Its purpose is to assist students with financial emergencies so that they may remain in college. Grants of up to $1,000 will be made to cover such emergencies as educational expenses (tuition, books, educational supplies), health, housing, child care, etc

Criteria: Any matriculated RIC student may apply (graduate, undergraduate, part-time, full-time). However, each student will be expected to donate 5 hours of volunteer service for each $100 approved, with up to a year to donate that time.

Awards: Up to $1,000

Selection: Selections will be made by the RICochet Emergency Selection Committee in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid.

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Page last updated: December 4, 2014