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Endowments

Karen A. Davie '76

REAL WILL POWER: SECURING MEMORIES

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Endowment funds are gifts from donors with the restriction that the principal not be expended but rather be invested for income-producing purposes. Income from endowments can be either restricted or unrestricted, based on donor direction. A portion of the income is available to be expended for the agreed upon purpose and a portion may be reinvested to maintain purchasing power. Funds designated by the Board to function as endowments may be totally expended at any time at the discretion of the Board.

The endowed funds have been established through the interest and generosity of alumni, parents, and friends of Rhode Island College. Some honor individuals, some reflect the gratitude of alumni for their years at Rhode Island College, some are demonstrations of admiration for former professors, and others reflect a desire to assist the College in continuing to fulfill its mission.

A variety of endowed and restricted funds exists at Rhode Island College. Some of these are described below:


Noreen Ackerman ’80 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986 by Noreen Ackerman ’80, past president of the Rhode Island College Alumni Association. The scholarship was established based on the philosophy that "once given an opportunity, an individual should find a means of giving back." Awarded to an academically qualified full-time sophomore, junior, or senior who is a Rhode Island resident.

Ernest C. and Dorothy H. Allison Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2007 by Professor Emeritus of English Ernest Allison and his wife Dorothy. The recipient must be an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellence in one of the performing arts: music, theatre, or dance; need may be considered in awarding the scholarship.

AMICA Endowed Fund for the James P. Adams Library – Established by a Capital Campaign corporate pledge by AMICA, the interest income will support the acquisition of materials, both printed and digital resources, in fulfillment of the educational mission of the College.

Anchor Fund – Established in 1983 to receive gifts in support of the athletic, intramural, and recreation program at Rhode Island College.

Anchor Fund Endowment - Established in 2003. This endowment will be used to enhance athletic facilities and support services.

Anonymous Scholarship Fund - Established in 1995 through an estate gift to the Rhode Island College Foundation to provide scholarship support on the basis of need and merit.

Louis Appleton Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986 by the choirs of Sayles Memorial Church in Lincoln and Hope Congregational Church in East Providence in memory of Louis Appleton, a 1972 graduate of Rhode Island College. Awarded annually to a sophomore or junior music major who has piano or voice as a concentration. Preference given to students currently active in church music.

Peter Jeffrey Archambault Memorial Award in Theatre –Established in 1977 in memory of Peter Jeffrey Archambault, a Rhode Island College communications major with a keen interest in theatre, by his family and friends. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated achievement in scholarship and creative ability in theatre and humanistic concerns.

Donald C. Averill Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1992 in memory of Donald C. Averill, founder of the Rhode Island College Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 18919, AFL-CIO. Awarded to an academically qualified junior who shows evidence of substantial contributions to the life of the College, through participation in student activities and other endeavors.

Thomas and Louise Barry Endowment - Established in 2008 by Thomas and Louise Barry as a means to provide financial assistance to first generation students attending college. Awarded to full-time undergraduates accepted into a program of study in the Feinstein School of Education in special education or a program leading to a graduate/master's degree in school psychology.

Doris Bettez '42 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2007 upon the death of Doris Bettez '42 from her gift annuities to Rhode Island College. Recipient must be accepted into the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development with preference given to an individual who is the first in his or her family to attend college.

Bicho Family Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 1979 to honor Professor Emerita Rita V. Bicho, a thirty-year member of the Rhode Island College music faculty on the occasion of her retirement. Four scholarships may be awarded annually in the following: keyboard; brass, wind, percussion; vocal, and strings.

Anna H. Blankstein ’41 Endowment- Established in 2012 through an estate gift to the Rhode Island College Foundation to provide scholarship support on the basis of need and merit.

Elisa F. Bonaventura '49 Memorial Scholarship –Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Elisa F. Bonaventura, professor of Special Education for thirty years. Award made through the department of special education.

Ronald J. Boruch Award –Established in 1980 in memory of Ronald J. Boruch, assistant professor, by his family. Awarded to a graduating senior who displays leadership and professional promise and who has the highest grade point average in either chemistry or physical or general science.

Harriet Brisson Ceramic Facility Fund - Established in 1999 by friends of Harriet on the occasion of her retirement for the benefit of the ceramic facility.

Rose Butler Browne '19 Award –Established in 1971 by the family and friends of Rose Butler Browne. Awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated leadership potential through effective, current performance in a leadership role, and through recognition of leadership skills by their peers or supervisors. Most importantly, recipients are expected to have a commitment to developing their leadership potential.

Bucci Family Fund - Established in 2004 on the occasion of John A. Bucci's retirement as Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development at RIC. The purpose of this fund is to encourage and promote faculty academic excellence in the Feinstein School of Education. Awarded annually on a rotating basis for teaching, scholarship/service, and to a faculty member of the Henry Barnard School.

Billie Ann Burrill Endowed Fund - Established in 2009 through the merging of the Burrill-Melcer Dance Resource Library Endowment Fund and the Fannie Helen Melcer Endowed Scholarship Fund at the request of the donor, Billie Ann Burrill, to broaden the scope of financial assistance for the Dance Department. The fund supports the needs of the Dance Department.

Dr. Frank '54 A. and Camille S. Bucci Endowed Scholarship in Student Affairs - Established in 2003 by Frank Bucci on the occasion of the celebration of the Golden Anniversary of his graduation from the College. Awarded annually to a student who is active in student affairs, on the basis of need and merit.

George Giacomo Cairo Scholarship - Established in 2003 by his daughter. Recipient must be a student who has achieved at least second-semester sophomore year status, has declared a major in reading, history, language, English writing or music, and demonstrates financial need.

Joan Marion Calise ’57 Memorial Scholarship Fund- Established in 2009 through an estate gift to provide scholarships for students on the basis of financial need and accepted into a program of study in the Feinstein School of Education.

Frank '46 and Agnes '46 Campbell Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988 with a gift from Frank and Agnes Campbell, both graduates of the Class of 1946. Awarded to a freshman student who ranks in the top twenty-five percent of his/her graduating class and who indicates an intention to major in education.

S. Elizabeth Campbell '31 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1972 by the friends and colleagues of S. Elizabeth Campbell on the occasion of her retirement after 40 years as an educator at Rhode Island College. Awarded to an academically qualified student who is a resident of Rhode Island and who intends to teach.

Geraldine Carley Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Early Childhood Teachers Fund - Established in 2006. Recipient must be enrolled full time, be a declared major in the early childhood education program, and be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Also must have had a 3.0 GPA at RIC in the previous year, be a RI resident, and demonstrate need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

W. Christina Carlson '25 Fund –Established in 1975 by the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island College Foundation in memory of W. Christina Carlson who served Rhode Island College as an educator and as the institution's registrar. Awarded to a biology major who demonstrates excellence in academics, and potential for continuing research in the biological sciences.

Karla Carroll '95 Endowed Scholarship – Established in 2011 through a bequest from the estate of Margaret M. Anderson in memory of her daughter, Karla Carroll '95. Fund provides for annual scholarships to worthy students enrolled in the college's Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

Stuart and Russell Chernick Memorial Fund – Established in 1981 in memory of Stuart Chernick by his family and friends. At the time of his death, Stuart was a ninth grade student at the Hugh B. Bain Jr. High School. His brother, Russell, a former RI poster child for muscular dystrophy, died at the age of 23. Russell was a RI College graduate, Class of 1981. Funds to be used to assist disabled students in their pursuit of higher education.

William F. Ciambrone Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Nursing - Established in 1998 in Mr. Ciambrone's memory by his children to support a scholarship for students in the Nursing. Awarded annually to an academically qualified Rhode Island resident, on the basis of need.

Class of 1938 Scholarship Fund - Established through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1938 on the occasion of their 50th and 55th anniversaries. Awarded annually to an academically qualified sophomore accepted into the elementary education program.

Class of 1939 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1939 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. Recipient must be a full time undergraduate student entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year and enrolled in physical or health education or the sciences-biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science or physics, a RI resident and demonstrate need.

Class of 1940 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1990 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1940 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary Celebration. Awarded to an academically qualified full-time junior or senior, planning a career in teaching.

Class of 1941 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1991 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1941 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary. Awarded annually to a resident of Rhode Island who is pursuing a teaching career either at the elementary or secondary level.

Class of 1942 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1992 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1942 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary celebration. Awarded to an academically qualified Rhode Island resident, on the basis of need, who is a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the education curriculum.

Class of 1943 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1993 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1943 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary celebration. Awarded to an academically qualified Rhode Island resident, on the basis of need, who is a full-time junior or senior enrolled in the education curriculum.

Class of 1946 Fund – Established in 1995 by the members of the Class of 1946. The fund will be used to purchase education curriculum books and materials for the Adams Library.

Class of 1947 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1987 through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1947 on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. Awarded to an academically qualified full-time student accepted into the education curriculum.

Class of 1948 Endowment Fund - Established in 1948 by the members of the Class of 1948 on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. The fund will be used to support activities directly related to the enhancement of the faculty members and students in the Music, Theatre and Dance or the enhancement of the Performing Arts Classroom Facility.

Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1995 by the members of the Class of 1950 on the occasion of their 45th anniversary and enhanced by their 50th Anniversary Celebration. Recipient must be a RI resident who demonstrates need.

Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund - Established in 2001 by the members of the Class of 1951 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate entering sophomore, junior, or senior year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a RI resident who demonstrates need; preference given to child/grandchild of RICE/RIC graduate.

Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund - Established in 2002 by the members of the Class of 1952 to commemorate their Golden Anniversary. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student who has been accepted into the education curriculum and has attained a 2.75 minimum GPA in the previous year. Must be a RI resident and have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Class of 1953 Scholarship Fund - Established by the Class of 1953 in celebration of their Golden Anniversary. Awarded annually on the basis of need and merit to a full-time undergraduate student who has been accepted into the education curriculum. Must be a RI resident.

Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund - Established by the Class of 1954 on the occasion of their Golden Anniversary. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate who is a RI resident entering sophomore, junior, or senior year and demonstrates need; preference that the scholarship be divided between male and female students. Scholarship should not exceed more than 20% of the tuition bill for the year.

Class of 1955 Scholarship Fund - Established by the Class of 1955 in celebration of their Golden Anniversary, in memory of deceased members of the class. Recipients of the three scholarships must be full-time undergraduates accepted into the education curriculum and entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Must also be a RI resident, with a GPA of 2.75 in the previous year at RIC, and financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund - Established by the Class of 1956 in honor of their Golden Anniversary. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year who is a RI resident and demonstrates need.

Class of 1957 Scholarship - Established in 2007 by the members of the Class of 1957 on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary. Awarded to a full-time undergraduate accepted into the School of Nursing who is a RI resident and demonstrates need.

Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1984 by the members of the class of 1959 to commemorate their 25th graduation anniversary. Awarded to academically qualified full-time undergraduate students who have completed all prerequisites to student teaching by the end of the fall semester.

Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1985 by the members of the Class of 1960 to commemorate their 25th graduation anniversary.

Class of 1961 Scholarship Fund - Established through the generous contributions of the members of the Class of 1961 on the occasion of their Silver Anniversary.

Annie Cohen Theatre Endowed Fund – Established in 1983 in memory of a faculty member's aunt whose love for theatre was a central part of her life. The fund was endowed in 1999 to support an annual Cap and Gown Day award to a graduating senior majoring in theatre.

Communications Prize Fund –Established in 1991, through contributions from former students in the communications area of the Department of Communications and Theatre. Awarded to an academically qualified, graduating senior with a major in the communications area.

Kathleen Conway Endowment - Established in 2008 from an estate gift. Endowment to be used for general purposes.

Gladys Corvera-Baker Endowed Scholarship - Established in 1996 by Gladys Corvera Baker, a graduate of Rhode Island College's MSW program. Fund to support a scholarship for a Hispanic student in the School of Social Work.

Joseph Costa Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2009 in honor of Joseph Costa, upon his retirement as Director of Student Support Services at Rhode Island College. Recipient must be a freshman or sophomore first generation student, a graduate of high school in Rhode Island, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

Margaret I. Coutts Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1980 with an estate gift from Margaret I. Coutts '40 and enhanced through other general gifts to scholarship, including a gift from Mrs. Mario Geremia in memory of her husband Mario.

Phyllis St. Germain Crawford Scholarship- Established in 2012 in memory of Phyllis St. Germain Crawford by her family and close friends.  Phyllis, a single mom, taught at the elementary and middle school levels for twenty-two years.  She is remembered for her courage, zest for life, and love for education.  Awarded annually to a full-time student who is a Rhode Island Resident and accepted into the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development elementary education program.  Preference will be given to single mother applicants.

Mary Davey '41 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1983 by the family and friends of Mary Davey on the occasion her retirement as Director of Alumni Affairs and Public Relations for 25 years. Awarded annually to a student of high scholastic achievement who is entering his/her second year of graduate work in the School of Social Work and who displays an interest in the field of child welfare.

Richard Dawson Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1991 by Rita Dawson Lloyd '36 in memory of her brother Sergeant Richard Dawson who was killed on D-Day in the invasion of Normandy. Awarded to an academically qualified student on the basis of need.

Margaret '63 and Edward '61 Day Endowed Scholarship for Elementary Education - Established in 2006 by the children of Margaret and Edward Day, both teachers. Recipient must be accepted into the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development enrolled in the elementary education program with a GPA of 2.75, demonstrating need; preference given to a graduate of Hope, Central, or Mt. Pleasant High Schools in the City of Providence.

Lillian Moura deMelo '49 Scholarship in Education - Established by Lillian Moura deMelo '49 in June 2003 in commemoration of RIC's Sesquicentennial anniversary and in honor of the teaching profession, especially the education of first-graders. Full-time student who is a declared major in elementary education in the early childhood program and planning to teach first grade, a RI resident—preferably from East Providence—demonstrating financial need.

DeRobbio Endowed Fund – Established in 1994 by Tullio A. DeRobbio, member of the Rhode Island College Foundation Board of Directors. This fund will be used to support OASIS.

Anne '66 and Bob DeStefano Fund for Undergraduate Research - Established in 2008 by Anne and Bob DeStefano to provide funding for student undergraduate research. Students selected by a faculty committee on the basis of the academic merit of faculty/student proposals. In 2011, the donors agreed to have their endowment changed to support the entire undergraduate research program with the creation of a naming opportunity, otherwise referred to as, The Anne and Bob DeStefano Undergraduate Research Program.

Department of Economics and Finance Alumni Faculty Development  Fund–Established in 2006 with a gift from an anonymous grateful alumnus. The income from the student managed investment fund supports requests for purposes to include faculty development experiences and enhanced educational programs for the Department, such as faculty research, travel, presentation of research papers at conferences, and honoraria for invited lectures and educational presentations.

Department of History Endowed Memorial Library Fund – Established in 1996 through the leadership donation of a faculty member and the donations of many friends and faculty members. Interest earnings will be spent to support the acquisition of library materials consistent with the discipline of history for the Adams Library.

Joseph L. and Norma DiLibero '81 Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Research in Biology - Established in 2007 by Norma DiLibero '81. Awarded to full-time student on basis of excellence of research proposal.

Maryann DiNunzio '65 Memorial Scholarship - Established in 2003 by Kathleen Garabedian Zant '65, a lifelong friend of Maryann, to support a student majoring in Theatre.

Alma Bishop Doley '30 Endowed Scholarship - Established in 1996 by Alma Bishop Doley '30 to recognize and honor Rhode Island College and the contributions the College made to her quality of life. This scholarship will assist an academically qualified student who demonstrates financial need and strong character.

Drabienko Family Endowed Prize for String Instruments - Established in 1996 by Alicia W. Kestin in memory and honor of her parents and brothers, victims of the holocaust and World War II. Awarded annually to a student majoring in a stringed instrument.

Cathryn Annette Ducey Scholarship - Established in 2004 by an estate bequest from the trusts of Ingamar and C. Annette Ducey. Awarded annually to an undergraduate of at least sophomore standing majoring in English on the basis of merit and need.

Debra A. Dumont '94 Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - Established in 1994 by the family and friends of Debra A. Dumont, a senior nursing student who was killed just prior to her graduation. Awarded on the basis of need to a junior or senior full-time nursing student with caring qualities. The student must be working while completing his/her degree and must be committed to nursing as a career.

Kristen A. Dupre, RN, BSN '04 Memorial Scholarship - Established in 2008 in memory of Kristen Dupre '04, who passed away from cancer in 2007. Awarded to a full-time Bachelor of Science Nursing student submitting essay and demonstrating need.

Eugene Dutton Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1979 by the family and friends of Eugene Dutton in honor of his commitment to minority students. Awarded to a student annually on the basis of need and demonstrated interest in continuing his/her education.

Endowed Fund for Student Development -School of Management and Technology - Established in 2004 by an anonymous donor to support student development activities in the School of Management and Technology.

Endowment for the Feinstein Institute for Philanthropic Leadership - Established in 2005 with a grant from the Feinstein Foundation to support the Feinstein Institute for Philanthropic Leadership Program, an affiliate of the Rhode Island College Center for Public Policy.

Bertha Christina Andrews Emin Fund  –Established in 1972 on the 60th anniversary of the graduation of Bertha Andrews Emin which coincided with the twenty-fifth anniversary of her daughter and in honor of the graduation of the first member of the third generation of the family to graduate from Rhode Island College.  Awarded annually to two graduating seniors with the first award based on scholastic excellence and the second on outstanding achievement.  

English Faculty Writing Awards –Established in 1988 through an anonymous gift in honor of retired members of the English Department of Rhode Island College. Awarded annually to two declared English majors of at least sophomore standing who have submitted portfolios of critical and creative writing and have won the annual competition.

English Department Scholarship Fund – Established in 1975 with contributions from faculty and students and awarded annually to a junior English major with the highest grade point average.

C. Owen Ethier Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2007 by his daughter, Mary Frappier '59. Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate junior or senior who is a declared history major and demonstrates need. Preference given to a first-generation college student.

Majorie H. Eubank Performing Arts Award –Established in 1980 by the family, colleagues, and friends of Marjorie Eubank to honor her for her singular efforts on behalf of speech and theatre education. Awarded annually to a graduate or undergraduate majoring in the Music, Theatre and Dance Department with a concentration in theatre and teaching as a primary goal.

Robert & Helene ’36 Wynne Falvey Scholarship Fund - Established in 2002 by Robert and Helen '36 Wynne Falvey to support full time undergraduate students on the basis of need.

Feinstein Leadership Scholarship Fund - Established in 2005. Awarded annually to students admitted to the Feinstein School of Education or the School of Nursing, demonstrating past participation in the Feinstein Junior Scholar Program, and agreeing to perform community service.

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development Fund – Established in August 1996 with an initial gift of $500,000 from the Feinstein Foundation and a second gift of $500,000 received in September 1997. This fund is to support the establishment of the Feinstein Enriching America Program at Rhode Island College.

Aime J. and Gertrude B. Forand Scholarship Fund - Established with a gift from Gertrude B. Forand, wife of the late Congressman Aime J. Forand, and Angelina Trahan. Scholarships awarded annually to students who qualify on the basis of need. In addition, a prize is awarded annually to a student who graduates with honors in Political Science.

Sylvan and Helen Forman '34 Endowed Music Scholarship Fund - Established in 1992 in memory of Sylvan Forman by his wife Helen. Awarded on the basis of need to a full-time undergraduate sophomore or junior who is pursuing a degree in music.

Sylvan and Helen Forman '34 Endowed Theatre Scholarship Fund - Established in 1995 in memory of Sylvan Forman by his wife Helen. Awarded to an academically qualified and talented sophomore, junior, or senior full-time student pursuing a degree in theatre who qualifies on the basis of need.

Helen Forman '34 Endowment for Adams Library - Established in 2007 with an estate gift from Helen Forman '34 for the purchase of educational materials by the library.

Helen Forman '34 Performing Arts -President's Series Endowed Fund – Established in 1999 with a gift from Helen Forman '34 to support the President's Series component of the Performing Arts Series. This fund will enable the college to secure high caliber artists for four Chamber Music events annually.

Helen Forman ’34 Special Education Scholarship Fund - Established in 2007 with an estate gift from Helen Forman '34 for student scholarships in the Department of Special Education.

Helen Forman '34 Special Talent Endowed Scholarship Fund –Established in 1999 with a gift from Helen Forman '34 to support three annual full tuition scholarships to attract and retain the most talented students in the areas of music, theatre, and dance.

Helen Forman '34 Theatre-John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts – Fund established for the continued enhancement of the facility.

Sarah T. Foster Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship - Established in 1989 with a gift from the Rhode Island Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority in honor of Mrs. Sarah T. Foster for her excellence in teaching in Rhode Island, including the Henry Barnard School, and for her outstanding contributions to Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators. Awarded annually to a full-time undergraduate, entering at least the third year, who has been accepted into the School of Education and is planning a career in teaching.

Patricia Galvin '62 and Dee McCarthy '62 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by Patricia Galvin Marchetti '62 and her husband Edward, to honor Pat's friendship with her classmate, Dee McCarthy Merrill Keenan '62, who died in 1996. The courtyard adjacent to the John Nazarian Center for Performing Arts has been named in their honor. In addition, a scholarship will be awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in physical or health education.

Jean Garrigue Memorial Fund –Established in 1972 by Dr. Nancy Sullivan in memory of Miss Garrigue, a colleague and friend. Awarded annually to a graduating senior English major who must present a portfolio of creative writings for review by the English Department. The intent of this prize is to encourage students to seek excellence in the control and effective use of language.

Richard K. Gehrenbeck Memorial Lectureship Fund –Established in 1993 in memory of Richard Gehrenbeck. Income to support the Richard Keith Gehrenbeck Memorial Lectureship in the History of Science.

Donna Gentili '71 Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2004 by Edward Ameen in memory of this daughter Donna Ameen Gentili '71. Donna was a devoted teacher for the Pawtucket School System. Awarded to a full-time Feinstein School of Education and Human Development student with a cumulative GPA of between 3.0 and 4.0.

Mae E. Godfrey '30 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 1994 in memory of Mae E. Godfrey through an estate gift. Awarded annually on the basis of financial need and merit.

Mark E. Goldman Theatre Scholarship - Established in 1995 by the family and friends of Mark E. Goldman. Awarded annually to a student who, in the basis of an audition, shall be judged superior in the performing arts with an emphasis on acting.

Michael Gonsalves '86 Memorial Fund - Established in 2003 in memory of Michael Gonsalves, a RIC graduate and disc jockey for WHJY, who died in the Station nightclub fire in February 2003. Awarded to victims of the Station Fire and their families or to fraternity brothers of Kappa Delta Phi and their direct relations.

Mary Alice Grellner Educational Studies Senior Award - Established in 2006 by Mary Alice Grellner, Professor Emerita of English and Educational Studies for a graduating senior who has completed courses in the teacher preparation program.

Deborah Griffin Family Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 2001 in memory of Deborah Griffin, a music education student at Rhode Island College, and four of her five children, all of whomhh died tragically in a fire at their Providence home on December 8, 2000. The Griffin scholarship will provide students from Providence public schools, with preference to those from the E.W. Flynn Elementary School, the opportunity for private instrumental or vocal instruction. Awards will be based on talent and financial need.

Nelson A. Guertin Memorial Fund –Established in 1977 in honor of Professor Guertin who served Rhode Island College for 37 years in association with the language department of the College. Awarded annually to a student of high academic standing who must submit a sample of academic work or a brief essay in a foreign language on a literary or cultural topic approved by the department.

Juanita Handy Scholarship Fund - Established in 1982 by the National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Chapter, as a tribute to Ms. Juanita Handy, ACSW. Awarded to a first year, second semester student of high academic standing enrolled in the master's level program in the School of Social Work.

Peter W. Harman Endowed Award for Economics - Established in 2006 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory or Peter Harman and his commitment to a 34 year teaching career. Awarded to an Economics major who has completed both Intermediate Micro and Macro Economics prior to his or her senior year and has a GPA of 3.25.

Helen Harrington '59 and Patricia Nolan '59 Scholarship Fund - Established in 2009 by classmates on the occasion of their golden anniversary to honor the memory of the memory deceased classmates and dear friends, Helen Harrington '59 and Patricia Smith Nolan '59. This fund supports an award to a full time undergraduate student with financial need and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Preference given to applicants enrolled in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

David M. Harris Endowed Fund –Established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Professor David M. Harris. Awarded annually to full time students who are of at least junior standing, demonstrate need and have maintained an overall 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to minority students and Human Resource majors.

Harrower Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986 by Arlyne Harrower '67 to support prospective graduate students in English. Preference given to new students enrolled in the graduate programs in English.

Mary Ann Hawkes Award in Justice Studies –Established in 1990 by Mary Ann Hawkes, Professor Emerita of sociology. Awarded to an academically qualified graduating senior, who demonstrates recognition of and concern for national, regional, or local problems of justice and their solutions.

John E. Hetherman Fund –Established in 1958 and sponsored by the Rhode Island College Class of 1940 to honor a classmate, Jay Hetherman, who was killed while flying a PBX rescue and search mission in the South Pacific. Awarded annually to a graduating senior in good academic standing who participates in college athletics and who demonstrates interest and participation in campus activities.

Desiree Hoeneveld Endowed Fund to Support Henry Barnard School Acquisitions –Established in 2007 by Douglas Shemin, nephew to Desiree, in her memory and especially in memory of her love of reading. The fund supports the acquisition of materials, preferably books, for the Henry Barnard School Library.

Charles C. Hoffmann Rare Book Fund – Established through the estate of Charles C. Hoffman, professor emeritus, University of Rhode Island, to support the establishment of a rare book fund for the Adams Library.

Tess Hoffmann Film Studies Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986 through an anonymous donation from the Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation and enhanced in 1999 with a gift bequest from Charles C. Hoffmann. Awarded to an academically qualified film studies major who has met certain course requirements.

Cantor Jacob Hohenemser Memorial Fund –Established in 1968 by Temple Emanu-El in memory of Cantor Jacob Hohenemser, an alumnus of Rhode Island College and the husband of a long time member of the College. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has also been an outstanding music student.

Carol Horrocks '56 Endowment for Art Education Scholarships - Established in 2007 upon the death of Carol Horrocks. Awarded annually to a student in art education.

James Houston Award in Anthropology/Geography –Established in 1979 by Alice and James Houston and by contributions from the faculty in anthropology/geography. Awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in anthropology and/or geography who demonstrates academic excellence and a significant involvement in the department.

Dr. Thomas J. Howell Memorial Fund - Established by the family and friends of Professor Howell to support a lecture in the Philosophy.

Maryellen Hoye Memorial Fund –Established in 1989 by the family and friends in memory of Maryellen Hoye. Awarded to academically qualified undergraduate disabled students in the political science department and the sociology department on the basis of need.

Elsie M. Hurley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Future Educators - Established by her family in 2012, this scholarship supports students who are committed to extending the boundaries of literacy by teaching others. It can be awarded based on need or merit. First preference is given to students seeking certification as an elementary education teacher, or as a special education teacher, who exhibit a clear passion and enthusiasm for teaching.

Nancy Humes '68 Endowed Scholarship for Mathematics - Established in 2007 through an estate gift of Louis O. Humes, in honor of the memory of his daughter Nancy Humes, a member of the Class of 1968. Recipients must major in mathematics and indicate their intention to teach mathematics on the secondary level; also based on achievement and need.

Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island Campus Safety Fund –Established in 2012 by the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island. To be used to ensure the safety and general welfare of anyone located on the Rhode Island College campus.

Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies - Established in 2006 to provide support for academic, cultural, research and community outreach programs.

Andrea B. Isserlis ’64 Special Education Endowed Scholarship Fund –Established in 2009 by Special Education teacher Andrea B. Isserlis to help students studying to become Special Education teachers. To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate Special Education major maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and demonstrating financial need.

Mary Juskalian Upward Bound Scholarship Fund - Established in 2005 with a gift from Foundation trustee Mary Juskalian to support a graduate of the Upward Bound program who is going to college.

Kanakry-Clarke Endowed Scholarship Fund–Established in 2006 by John S. Kanakry, M.Ed’65, CAGS’77, and Mary Anne Kanakry Clarke ’92, to support an annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in secondary education.

Myrtle Karlin '24 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988 through a bequest from Myrtle Karlin, Pawtucket, RI, an alumna of Rhode Island College of Education, Class of 1924. Awarded to full-time Rhode Island College students who are graduates of Shea and Tolman High Schools and who demonstrate need.

Joseph F. Kauffman Annual Prize –Established by the family and friends of Dr. Joseph F. Kauffman, president emeritus, Rhode Island College. Awarded to an academically qualified graduating senior who is committed to entering a career in public school teaching or administration.

Mary M. Keeffe '28 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1980 in recognition of Dr. Mary M. Keeffe's contributions to the Biology and in recognition of Dr. Keeffe's role as one of the founders of the Science Fair in encouraging the study of science among young people. Awarded annually to biology major in good academic standing who plans to pursue a career in the biological sciences.

John A. Kelly '85 Theatre Scholarship Fund - Established in 1987 by John A. Kelly to lessen the financial burden of the recipient during the senior year. Awarded to an academically qualified theatre major in his/her junior year. Preference is given to Rhode Island residents.

Thomas G. King Scholarship Award - Established in 1980 to honor Dr. Thomas G. King, who served as the Chair of the Industrial Arts Department for 12 years. Awarded annually to an academically qualified Industrial Arts Education major in his/her sophomore or junior year who has demonstrated interest and participation in the activities of the Industrial Education Department.

Michael S. Kroian, Sr. Endowed Scholarship – Established in 2010 by family and friends in memory of a devoted choral director, affectionately called Uncle Mike, who taught the lessons of life; how to dream, to laugh, to be human, and to love one another. Awarded annually to a RI resident who has declared an intention or be enrolled as a music major at Rhode Island College and is good academic standing. Preference given to a student (in the following order) who is a graduate of Warwick Veterans' Memorial High School, a graduate of any Warwick High School or a graduate of any Rhode Island High School. Student must be majoring in either of the following: Music Education-Choral/Vocal or Instrumental or Music Performance-Choral/Vocal or Instrumental. Scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years.

Laura Fachada Lally '44 Memorial Fund - Established in memory of Laura Fachada Lally. Awarded to an academically qualified student on the basis of need.

Caroline A. Laudati Fund – Established in 1998 by the family of Caroline A. Laudati to support an annual lecture in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development. Topics to rotate among these areas: education, geography/environment, and music.

Victoria Lederberg Endowment - Established in 2003 in memory of the Honorable Victoria Lederberg, a Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice and former Professor of Psychology at Rhode Island College. Awarded on merit to a senior student majoring in psychology.

Theodore Lemeshka Memorial Fund –Established in 1980 by family, friends and colleagues in honor of Ted Lemeshka, a biology professor at Rhode Island College who died in 1976. Awarded annually to a senior biology major who is an honor student and who demonstrates leadership potential.

Renato and Elena Leonelli '42 Physical Science Award Endowment Fund –Established in 1991 through the generous contributions of Elena A. Leonelli and Renato E. Leonelli, professor emeritus at Rhode Island College. Awarded to an academically qualified graduating senior who has completed all degree requirements for the Master of Education in general science, physics, or chemistry or the Master of Arts in Teaching in general science, physics, or chemistry.

Leonelli Family Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1982 by the members of the Leonelli Family in memory of Filomeno, Lucia, Joseph and Ermanno Leonelli. Annual scholarship awarded to a student in Modern Languages, with first preference to a student studying Italian.

John and Mary Lima Scholarship in Portuguese Studies - Established in 2008 by John Lema in memory of his parents. Annual award to a student studying Portuguese culture and language.

Helene Wynaught Lindstrom '39 Scholarship Fund - Established in 2010 by her daughter, Jennifer Lindstrom to honor the memory of a devoted mother and class of 1939 graduate. In recognition of her involvement in the education of the developmentally disabled for over fifty seven years, this fund will support a scholarship for a special education major with preference given to a student concentrating in severe disabilities. Awarded to a full time student who is a Rhode Island resident and demonstrates financial need.

Rita '36 and London Lloyd Endowed Fund in Theatre - Established in 1998 to fund an annual award for a graduate student in theatre.

Richard A. Lobban, Jr. Prize in African and Afro-American Studies –Established with a gift from Richard A. Lobban, Jr. This fund will support an annual award to either a graduating senior or a graduate student in African and Afro-American Studies.

Robert L. Lombardi '86 Memorial Scholarship - Established in 2009 by his family in memory of Robert L. Lombardi, a communications major and member of the Class of 1986. Bob went on to pursue a career in television and radio broadcasting, during which time he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 27. Awarded to a student who is pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in communications or nursing and demonstrates need. First preference will be given to a full-time communication major and Rhode Island residents.

Ira Lough Endowed Fund – Established by the family and friends of Ira. J. Lough, a member of the Biology Department at Rhode Island College, to provide long-term support of instructional materials and other resources for the Ira J. Lough Student Resource Room.

Mary E. Love Scholarship Fund - Established in 1980 by Mary E. Love, a registered nurse who received a Bachelor of Education and a Master's of Education from Rhode Island College. Two awards are made annually to fulltime undergraduate students who have been accepted into the nursing major at Rhode Island College, are in good academic standing, and receive above-average clinical evaluations.

Joseph R. Lunt Science Scholarship - Established in December 2001 by Mary C. Rogers, a 1939 graduate of Rhode Island College and professor emerita, Eastern Connecticut State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in elementary education with a concentration in science. Formerly named the Mary C. Rogers '39, '51 Endowed Scholarship Fund, the name was changed in 2005 by the donor.

Mary F. Luzzi Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by Mary's family and friends to honor her dedicated service to the Rhode Island College community. This fund will provide an opportunity for women to continue their personal and professional growth by pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in the academic field of their choice.

Jerome B. Lynch Memorial Book Scholarship Fund - Established in 1989 in memory of Jerry Lynch. Funds to be used to purchase and expand the collection of books for the Slightly Older Students (SOS) Textbook Lending Library.

Donald F. Lyons Scholarship Fund - Established in August 1997 with a gift from the estate of Donald F. Lyons. Purpose to support a scholarship for juniors or seniors who are pursuing an English undergraduate degree and who express the desire and aptitude to enter the field of teaching.

Ida Maiello Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund - Established by Dolores Maiello Ciambrone in loving memory of her mother, Ida Maiello. Awarded on the basis of need to a Rhode Island resident of Italian descent who is pursuing a degree in social work, sociology, psychology or a certificate in gerontology.

Louis A. '60 and Gloria Petrucci Marciano Endowment - Established in 2000 with a gift from Louis A. '60 and Gloria Petrucci Marciano to support a scholarship for a student enrolled in the health, physical or science education curriculums.

Francis M. Marciniak Scholarship Fund in Music Education - Established in 2000 by a contribution from the American Band and family members, friends, and colleagues to support a scholarship for a music education major.

Gilda R. Martone '38 Endowed Scholarship Fund for Education - Established in 1997 through the generous gift of Gilda R. Martone. Only the interest earnings to be expended to support a scholarship for an academically qualified graduate or undergraduate, who is a Rhode Island resident, and who is pursuing a degree in education with a desire to become a teacher.

Anthony and Lillian Masi Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2008 by Anthony, a long time professor of history at CCRI. Recipient must begin their education at CCRI and choose to pursue their Bachelor's degree at Rhode Island College, have a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate need. Preference given to descendants of Nicola and Maria Pacitto Masi.

Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship –Established in 1988 with gifts from faculty members, students, and friends. Awards to be given to academically qualified senior mathematics or computer science majors working on their first undergraduate degree and who participate in the activities of the Mathematics/Computer Science Department or in equivalent professional activities.

Lloyd Matsumoto Biology Fund - Established in 2001 by Dr. Lloyd Matsumoto, Professor of Biology at Rhode Island College, his friends and colleagues. The endowed scholarship will be used to provide financial support to Rhode Island College senior biology students seeking admission to graduate or professional schools.

Dorothy Kelly McCartin '43 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2003 by the family of Dorothy McCartin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of her graduation from RICE. Awarded annually to a student accepted into the Feinstein School of Education.

Beverly McGinnis Scholarship Fund - Established by the Rhode Island College Student Community Government during the 1995-96 academic year to honor and reward students who have made significant contributions to community life, both on and off the Rhode Island College campus. These annual scholarships will be awarded to those who represent models of involved and committed students who can, simultaneously, balance academic demands while serving the larger community. The fund name was changed in 2003, in memory of Ms. McGinnis, who worked in the Student Community Government Office.

Mary S. McGrath ’48 Endowed Scholarship Fund –Established in 2012 by an estate gift from Mary S. McGrath in appreciation of the RIC School of Education’s outstanding program. To be awarded to a full-time Education student who graduated from William E. Tolman Senior High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Bertha McKee '27 Endowed Scholarship in Health and Physical Education Fund - Established in April 2002 by Bertha McKee and her friends in celebration of Miss McKee's 95th birthday in September 2002. Miss McKee was a teacher in the Rhode Island Public schools, most notably Hope High School in Providence, for more than 40 years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in physical education or a health-related field.

Eleanor M. McMahon Fund –Established in 1982 by President David E. Sweet and the Executive Officers of Rhode Island College in recognition of Dr. McMahon's appointment as the first Commissioner of Higher Education in Rhode Island. The Eleanor M. McMahon prize is to be awarded annually to a sophomore who has achieved the best academic record in the College General Education Honors Program after completing at least seven courses.

Yetta Rauch Melcer Dance Award –Established in 1980 by Dr. Fannie Helen Melcer, Professor Emerita, in memory of her mother. Awarded to a graduating senior who has contributed in an outstanding fashion to the Rhode Island College Dance Company.

Lt. W. Lee Menconi '65 Endowed Scholarship - Created by the family and friends of Lt. Menconi who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968. This scholarship honors his patriotism, military service, and commitment to his high school, college, teacher education and profession. Awarded annually to a graduate of Central Falls High School interested in a teaching career.

Rose Merenda Early Childhood Scholarship - Established in 1992 by Professor Rose Merenda. Awarded on the basis of need to students enrolled in grades K-2 at the Henry Barnard School.

Henry and Jean Mergener Memorial Lectureship – Established by the Mergener family and their friends to fund a lectureship dealing with the issues of death and dying, with an emphasis on health care professionals and the rights and responsibilities of those who are dying.

Dr. Cheryl Ann and Dr. George Metrey Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Cheryl Ann Metrey and enhanced in 2004 upon the retirement of George Metrey as Dean of the School of Social Work. This fund will support a student enrolled in the MSW program with preference to graduates of the Rhode Island College's BSW program.

John (Jack) '73 and Patricia '69 Milligan Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2004 with a gift from John and Patricia Milligan. Awarded annually to an undergraduate who has chosen to reenroll in college and has the responsibility of providing for a dependent child or children. Preference given to a student pursuing a career in teaching.

Marguerite C. Ormond Morey '15 Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1993 in memory of Marguerite C. Ormond '15 by her niece, Virginia A. Wilcox '43. Awarded to an academically qualified resident of Rhode Island who is at least a full-time sophomore and who is pursuing a career in teaching.

Celia Munir '86 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1987 by Celia Munir on the first anniversary of her graduation from Rhode Island College. A granddaughter of a slave, Mrs. Munir established the scholarship to inspire and motivate minority students to continue or return to school to advance their education and complete a college degree. Two scholarships to be awarded annually to an adult returning student and a graduating high school senior on the basis of merit and financial need.

Ethel Murphy '24 Fund –Established in 1985 by friends, colleagues and family in honor of Ethel Murphy's 80th birthday. Awarded annually to student who is a single parent with financial need accepted into the elementary education program. Preference given to residents of Cranston.

Helen Murphy '39 Fund –Established in 1980 by the faculty of Henry Barnard School in honor of the retirement of Helen Murphy '39, a member of the faculty for 38 years. Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has been a participant in Rhode Island College athletics and other community activities who demonstrates a concern for others, positive leadership qualities, and academic excellence.

Mary E. Murphy '27 Scholarship for Elementary Education - Established in 2005 in memory of Mary E. Murphy by an anonymous donor to honor Mary's lifelong commitment to children. Awarded annually on the basis of need to an undergraduate pursuing a career in elementary education.

Katherine Murray Endowed Fund – Established in 1993 by family and friends in memory of Katherine Murray, Professor of Anthropology and Education, and coordinator of the Brown Commemorative. The purpose of the endowment is to enrich the academic life of the College and inform the public through biannual programs of the issues of critical significance in education, teaching, and learning.

Christopher J. Naylor '95 Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1996 by the family and friends of Christopher J. Naylor, a 1995 graduate of Rhode Island College's Masters degree program in psychology. On December 10, 1995, while working at Intown Parking in Providence, Chris was shot and killed during a robbery. Awarded annually to a first year graduate student in Rhode Island College's Master's degree program in psychology.

John Nazarian '54 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1990 in honor of the eighth president of Rhode Island College, John Nazarian, by his family and friends. Awarded to undergraduate students who are Rhode Island residents at the time of first application to Rhode Island College and who qualify on the basis of need or merit.

John Nazarian Tribute Fund - Established in 2008 in honor of John Nazarian's retirement as President of Rhode Island College. The fund will provide support for the continued enhancement of the John Nazarian Center for Performing Arts.

Helen L. Nolan '23 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1987 in memory of Helen L. Nolan '23 through a bequest. Awarded annually to a graduate of Tolman High School, Pawtucket, who is a full-time student at Rhode Island College and who demonstrates scholastic achievement and financial need.

North Providence League of Women Voters Award –Established in 1980. Awarded annually to an academically qualified graduating senior who is a political science major, a registered voter, and a resident of North Providence.

Wilhelmina A. Null '24 Memorial Science Scholarship - Established in 1988 through a gift of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha-Omega State of Rhode Island, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in memory of Wilhelmina A. Null, a Cranston resident and an alumna of Rhode Island College of Education, Class of 1924. Awarded annually to an academically qualified student, who is enrolled in the School of Education, with a concentration in science.

Olga M. Lusi O'Brien '45 Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education - Established in 1996 by Olga M. Lusi O'Brien and her husband William, this fund was established in gratitude for the many benefits of a Rhode Island College education and to provide students the opportunity to follow a career in education.

Patrick O'Regan Fund –Established in 1999 to support an annual faculty award in memory of Patrick O'Regan, a faculty member at Rhode Island College from 1961 to 1991.

Eleanor M. Olson Nursing Scholarship Fund - Established in 1990 in memory of Eleanor Olson, by her family and friends. Awarded to an academically qualified student who is a Rhode Island resident. Preference given to qualified applicants who are descendants of graduates of the former Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Pawtucket, RI.

Operations Management Scholarship Fund - Established by Epsilon Pi Tau with additional gifts from members of the faculty. Awarded to academically qualified students enrolled in the School of Management with a concentration in Operations Management. Formerly referred to as the Industrial Technology Scholarship, the name was changed to reflect a change in curriculum.

Dolores Palombo Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 1996 in honor of Dolores Palombo by family in recognition of her 21 years of exemplary service with the Cranston Print Works Company. This scholarship fund is to assist the development of committed teachers.

Dr. Armand Patrucco Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2001 by Mark '90 and Pamela Mancini '86 in honor of Dr. Patrucco's 34-year career at Rhode Island College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically qualified student who demonstrates strong character.

Philomena Pelini and Vincent Pelene Fund - Established in 1985. Annual scholarship awarded based on financial need.

Alice K. Pellegrino Music Education Award –Established in 1992 by the Henry Barnard School faculty and supported by family and friends in honor of Alice Pellegrino's retirement and in recognition of her significant contribution to the field of music education. Awarded annually to a qualified graduating senior who is completing degree in music education and who has successfully completed the Rhode Island College Music Department's Practicum and Student Teaching programs.

John Pellegrino Endowed Scholarship for Brass Students - Established in May 2003 in honor of the retirement of John Pellegrino, a professor in the Music, Theatre, and Dance department. Awarded annually to a full-time brass student completing his or her first year of a music degree.

Helene Penza '88 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988 by Helen Penza, a 1988 graduate of Rhode Island College with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counselor Education. Awarded annually to an adult who has returned to college to earn an advanced degree and who demonstrates financial need.

Thomas R. Pezzullo '64 Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1992 in memory of Thomas R. Pezzullo, vice president of development and college relations and professor of education by family and friends. Awarded on the basis of need to a full-time undergraduate student who displays talent in theatre, either through acting or support activities.

Dorothy R. Pieniadz Endowment - Established in 2002 by Dorothy Pieniadz as part of a $25,000 Capital Campaign pledge in support of an endowed scholarship. Awarded to students accepted into the Feinstein School of Education who demonstrate need and the qualities necessary to succeed, including perseverance, strong work ethics, and determination. Preference given to RI residents.

Constance Pratt Faculty Development Fund – Established in 1986 by faculty members and nursing students. Funds used to support department activities.

Providence Teachers' Association Scholarship Fund - Established in 1980 in memory of the many Providence teachers who devoted their lives and talents in service to the pupils of the Providence Public School System. Awarded annually to an academically qualified junior who is a graduate of a Providence public high school and is a perspective teacher educator.

Col. John J. and Mary Drew Prybyla Scholarship Fund - Established in 1994 through gifts from Colonel Prybyla. Awarded to members of the Rhode Island National Guard who are attending Rhode Island College based on a completed formal application.

RICEE Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2005 by the RI Council on Economic Education. Awarded annually to an academically qualified undergraduate in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development who is pursuing a degree in Secondary Education with a declared major in either History or Social Science. Preference given to candidates who express an interest in teaching Economics.

Juliet A. Romano '64 Endowed Scholarship for Early Childhood Education - Established in 1998 by the family and friends of Juliet A. Romano to support an annual scholarship in early childhood education.

Romeo Romano '73 Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1995 by Ida M. Romano in memory of her son Romeo. Presented annually to a student in the Special Education Program.

Angelo and Antoinette Rosati Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 1999 by Angelo, professor emeritus of art, retired from Rhode Island College in 1985, and his wife Antoinette, a special education teacher in the Warwick School System before her retirement. Awarded annually to two students, one who has indicated his intention of becoming a priest, and the other who is an African-American female pursuing a major in art education.

Jeanne Aubin Rose '62 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 1999 with a gift from Jeanne Aubin Rose '62. Awarded on the basis of need to a Rhode Island resident with preference to students majoring in music, theatre or dance, in that order.

Rotary Club of North Providence Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986 by the Woonasquatucket Valley Rotary Club. Incoming freshman who demonstrates financial need and is a resident of North Providence.

Dr. John J. Salesses Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2002 by Dr. Salesses, vice president emeritus, colleagues, family, and friends on the occasion of his retirement from 40 years of service to Rhode Island College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically qualified student majoring in British or American Literature.

Ethel Salhany Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1992 in memory of Ethel Salhany by her daughter Margaret. Awarded on the basis of need to a Rhode Island resident who is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in art.

Robert J. Salhany Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by Professor Salhany's sons, colleagues, and friends to honor his memory and his 37 years as a member of the mathematics/computer science department at Rhode Island College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates strong academic promise in the field of mathematics/computer science.

Phyllis Moverman Salk '67 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1990 in memory of Phyllis Salk, a teacher who devoted her career to educating inner- city youth in public elementary schools. Awarded to an academically qualified full-time student in the elementary education curriculum who demonstrates financial need and who is dedicated to educating disadvantaged children or children with learning disabilities.

Joseph Salvatore '39 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Joseph Salvatore. This fund will support a scholarship for students in technology education. The fund was enhanced to an endowed level in October 2001 through a gift bequest.

Sue M. Sams Memorial Scholarship - Established in 2006 by her family to support a scholarship for a student pursuing a master's degree in social services or counseling. Preference will be given to a Rhode Island resident.

Carmela Santoro '37 Fund – Established in 1984 by the friends and colleagues of Dr. Carmela Santoro on the occasion of her retirement as professor of history of Rhode Island College. The purpose of the fund is to support the purchase of Italo-American materials for the John P. Adams Library.

Michelina Doretto Santos Upward Bound and Slightly Older Student Scholarship Fund - Established in 2007 by a gift from Michelina's husband Mathies Santos '82 and their children. This scholarship will provide two annual awards, one to an Upward Bound student who will be attending Rhode Island College and one to a Slightly Older Student who will also be attending the College.

Anne B. Sauté '37 Scholarship Fund - Established in 1997 by Anne B. Sauté and her husband Alfred, this fund supports a scholarship for students in elementary education.

Scholarship to Support Diversity –Established in 1999 by David Nelson, then dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, and Joyce Stevos '65 to support and encourage diversity among students in the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Raquel Shapiro '60 Scholarship - Established in 1999 by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro in honor of his mother, a teacher, counselor, school psychologist, and principal in the Providence School Department for 14 years prior to becoming a Professor at the Henry Barnard School, RIC for 33 years. Awarded annually to a first generation junior or senior enrolled in the elementary education curriculum who demonstrates need and has maintained a minimum 3.5 GPA. A commitment to teach, lead and serve as a role model for elementary school students must be demonstrated through high school and college extracurricular activities.

Eunice O. Shatz Endowed Fund for the School of Social Work–Established in 2012 by Dr. Shatz, who founded of the School of Social Work in the 1970s, the fund is to be awarded to a second-year student in the program who is a female single parent. Awardee is to be placed as a polic/advocacy trainee with the Economic Progress Institute for the period of the award.

Paul Sherlock '60 Scholarship Fund - Established in 2004 by family, colleagues and friends as a permanent tribute to Paul Sherlock's legacy in the field of special education. Awarded to a student accepted into the program leading to a certification in special education who demonstrates need.

Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. Study Abroad Fund – Established in 1987 by the family and friends of Ridgway F. Shinn Jr. on the occasion of his retirement after 29 years of service to Rhode Island College. Dr. Shinn was a professor of history, the first chair of the department of history, the first dean of arts and sciences, and vice president for academic affairs. Awarded to undergraduates in any field who are in good academic standing and who seek support to study abroad for a minimum of three months and a maximum of 24 months.

Xenia (Kulik) Shmaruk ’40 Endowed Scholarship Fund–Established in 2012 by Nancy Bond, niece of Xenia, to honor Xenia’s memory and her lifelong advocacy of education. To be awarded to a full-time undergraduate in Education in good academic standing, entering junior or senior year and demonstrating financial need.

John Silva Memorial Scholastic Award in Economics and Management –Established in 1980 by the family and friends of John Silva, who died tragically just prior to graduation. Awarded annually by the department to one sophomore and one graduating senior.

Singleton Family Endowed Scholarship- Established in 2011 through an estate gift by Bernard H. Singleton ’63 in memory of his family who were unable to attend college due to financial circumstances and as a means to provide a scholarship for students in similar circumstance.  Awarded annually to full-time students who are residents of Central Falls, have graduated from Central Falls High School or St. Raphael’s Academy in Pawtucket and have been accepted into the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

John J. Smith, Jr. '63 and Anna Veronica Smith '33 Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2003 by John J. Smith, Jr. '63 and his mother Anna '33. Awarded annually to an academically qualified student majoring in education, with a concentration in mathematics, who displays a genuine interest in teaching children.

Edna Snow '77 Endowed Scholarship - Established in 2007 by Edna Snow '77 because of her commitment to help future students attain their goals. Scholarship awarded to a full time undergraduate entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year, demonstrating financial need, and  a RI resident, preferably from East Providence or the greater Providence area.

Vera Sohigian '35 Endowed Scholarship in Education - Created in 1998 by Robert J. and Sarah S. Black in memory of Mrs. Black's sister, Vera Sohigian '35, a teacher in the Providence School Department for over 30 years. Awarded annually to a student accepted into the Feinstein School of Education.

Robert D. Soule Technical Theatre Scholarship Fund - Established in 1993 by the friends and colleagues of Robert D. Soule, a man of the theatre whose career in scene design spanned four decades. This annual scholarship will be presented to a student who demonstrates a serious commitment to theatre and artistic talents in the field of theatre design.

Melody Stappas Memorial Scholarship - Established in 1983 in memory of Melody Stappas by family and friends. Awarded annually to an outstanding sophomore or junior piano student.

Josephine A. Stillings Scholarship Fund-Established by her children in 2009 as a memorial to her lifetime dedication to the teaching profession.  Josephine worked as a teacher and administrator in the Special Education Department of the Barrington, RI until 1969.  Subsequently she was asked to join the faculty at Rhode Island College as a professor in the Special Education Department until her retirement in 1981.  Awarded annually to students enrolled at least part time,  pursuing a degree in Special Education at either the undergraduate or graduate level and demonstrate  need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Preference is given to an individual who is balancing the needs of work, family and further education.

Therese L. (Marchand) Sullivan ’46 Endowed Scholarship Fund–Established in 2011 by the children of Therese (Terry) to honor her lifetime dedicated to developing secure, curious, lifetime learners in her students. To be awarded to married student or single parent, with a GPA between 2.8 and 4.0, preferably from Woonsocket or Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Harold D. Sweet Gerontology Fund – Established in 1979 by the family and friends of Harold D. Sweet, who died unexpectedly while attending Rhode Island College as a student. Annual income to award prizes to two students in the Department of Gerontology or to support the activities and needs of the Department.

Tegu Polyglot Award –Established in 1980 by Dr. T. Steven Tegu, professor emeritus of modern languages, to recognize and reward students exhibiting marked interest and proficiency in foreign languages, and particularly in linguistic fluency. Awarded annually to an academically qualified, graduating senior who has been nominated by the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.

Meredith M. Thayer '68 Fund - Established in 2001 by family and friends in memory of Meredith M. Thayer to support a scholarship for theatre students at Rhode Island College.

Joshua Thomas Scholarship Fund - Established in 1980, the fund seeks to award annual scholarships to students based on financial need.

Amy Thompson Memorial Fund –Established in memory of Amy Thompson, a long time faculty member at Rhode Island College. Prize awarded to a student chosen by the English Department who displays an interest in children's literature.

Mary Tucker Thorp Memorial Fund –Established in 1974 in memory of Dr. Thorp, a faculty member for over 40 years. For 21 of those years, Dr. Thorp served as director of the Henry Barnard School and in 1964 was named the college's first distinguished professor. Income from the endowment will provide annually for two Thorp Professorships, one to a member of the Arts and Science faculty and a second to a member of the School of Education and Human Development faculty.

Mary E. Tremblay '69 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2001 by Mary's brother, Eugene Tremblay, to honor her memory and dedication for her many years of teaching at the Curvin-McCabe School in Pawtucket. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in the elementary education curriculum. Preference will be given to residents of Pawtucket.

Upward Bound Alumni Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988 by the alumni and friends of the Upward Bound Program to be used to support scholarships for Upward Bound students.

Michael A. Valerio ’80 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund –Established in 2011 by the Valerio Family because of Mike’s and their belief in the importance of higher education and their wish to give other Rhode Island college students financial support to follow their dreams in communication, especially mass media communication. To be awarded to full-time undergraduate communications major in good academic standing.

Evelyn Walsh Prize in History –Established in 1978 upon the retirement of Professor Evelyn Walsh who served for 21 years as a member of the Rhode Island College Department of History. Annual award made to a senior history major who has excelled in history studies and in service to the college.

Mary A. Weber Fund – Established in 1960 through a gift from the Mary A. Weber estate. Professor Weber taught at Rhode Island College from 1924 until her retirement in 1952. The fund is to support "general uses and purposes" of Rhode Island College.

Earl H. Webster Scholarship Fund - Established in 1988. Awarded to an academically qualified, advanced undergraduate biology major or an MA candidate in biology who demonstrates a commitment to pursuing a career in biology or medicine.

John and Happy White Endowed Scholarship in Teacher Education - Established in 2006 by John and Happy White in recognition of the College's long history and continued commitment to preparing high quality teachers to meet the changing needs of the education profession.

Lauris B. Whitman Award in Sociology –Established in 1979 to honor Professor Emeritus Lauris Whitman who was the first chairperson of the Sociology Department at Rhode Island College. Awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in sociology who excels in sociology and in service to the department, the College, and/or the community.

Ruth Williams '33 Endowed Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 through a gift from the estate of Ruth Williams to provide scholarships for students from the Westerly area.

B. Ruby Winnerman '34 and Harriet J. Winnerman Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in 1993 through a gift from the estate of B. Ruby Winnerman to be used to provide a scholarship for students in the Education Department.

Robert M. Young Scholarship Endowment Fund - Established by the family and friends of Robert M. Young, professor of biology, who served the College for 24 years. Recipient must be a Graduate student and must submit brief statement (750 word maximum) that speaks to the value of their MA research experience in relationship to their individual career goals. Awarded on overall merit.

Arthur M. Zarrella Scholarship Fund - Established in 2000 by his friends and colleagues to honor his 40 years of service as an educator. The scholarship will be awarded annually to graduates of the Providence School System majoring in secondary education.

1st Lieutenant Gregory F. Zavota Endowed Humanitarian Scholarship – Established in 2010 by the Zavota family to honor Gregory, who displayed amazing strength and character and achieved incredible accomplishments during his life of only twenty-four years. Awarded to a student for which the primary criterion is demonstrated by humanitarian acts and community service. Preference given to full-time students with additional consideration given to the following in this order: athleticism, especially in track and field; enrollment in ROTC or prior military service of any kind; a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Richard Zorabedian Scholarship Fund - Established in 1979 in honor of Richard Zorabedian, administrator of the Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program of Local 57 of the Operating Engineers and a member of the State Board of Regents. Awarded to a student who has received a General Education Diploma (GED) Certificate and who now wishes to pursue a college education.

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