Scholarships & Awards

The Arthur M. Andrade Scholarship in Portuguese Studies

2016

The Arthur M. Andrade Scholarship in Portuguese Studies was established in memory of Mr. Arthur M. Andrade by his family and colleagues with the intent of assisting a Rhode Island College student of Azorean descent in the pursuit of his/her studies in Portuguese. Mr. Andrade was a native of Rosário, Lagoa on the island of S. Miguel, Portugal immigrating to Fall River, MA in 1997. A graduate of UMass-Dartmouth, he worked at the Raytheon Corporation as an engineering manager for 31 years.

Administered by the Rhode Island College Foundation, the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies will award a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for 4 years) to one student who satisfies and maintains the selection criteria. The award is subject to the conditions and requirements of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, the Rhode Island College Foundation and the agreement criteria as described herein.

Scope of the IPLWS Scholarship Program

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and an intention to continue the study of the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures at Rhode Island College A limited number of scholarships, based on the availability of institutional and private funds, will be awarded to academically meritorious students who have met eligibility requirements and the criteria of the respective scholarship fund and/or donor.

Arthur M. Andrade Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

The successful recipient must:
  • show proof of having accepted admission into a baccalaureate degree program at Rhode Island College for the 2016-2017 academic year;
  • have attained and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of a minimum of B- (2.67);
  • document at least 25% Azorean ancestry;
  • have declared a Major or Minor in Portuguese.

Application Requirements

The applicant must:
  1. complete and submit the Adobe PDFArthur M. Andrade Scholarship Application Form;
  2. submit an official academic transcript from all high schools attended;
  3. submit a one page typewritten (double-spaced 12 pt font) essay addressing the specified questions.
  4. submit recommendations using the application form “Instructor’s Recommendation” from two instructors in an academic setting.  Letters from family members will not be accepted.

Deadline

All application materials must be submitted to the IPLWS Office, (Sylvan R. Forman Center, Ste. 201) no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 by hand, by U.S. mail or electronically in PDF format.

Notice of Awards

Recipients will be notified in writing by U.S. mail if selected.

Award Renewals

The scholarship award of $1,000 per year will be renewed up to four years only upon the conditions of maintaining 1) full time enrollment status,  2) a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 and 3) a commitment to complete a minor or a major in Portuguese Studies.

Disbursement of Funds

The annual scholarship award will be deposited directly to the student’s account at the end of each spring semester upon completion of requirements.

Revocation of Award

The IPWLS reserves the right to cancel any scholarship or aid awarded at any time if the applicant fails to meet the standards of academic progress, any other scholarship requirements, or falsifies information reported.

Decline Award

The IPLWS reserves the right to decline awarding a scholarship during any selection period if there are no eligible applicants or if the Scholarship Committee is unable to select a qualified recipient.

For more information, please contact:

Marie R. Fraley, Director
(401) 456-8496 or Email: mfraley1@ric.edu


John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship in Portuguese Studies

2016

The John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship Fund in Portuguese Studies will award two scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in the Portuguese Studies Program at Rhode Island College in the amount of $2,000 each upon satisfactory completion of the required course(s).  It is the intention of the selection committee to award one scholarship to a student majoring in Portuguese and one scholarship to a student minoring in Portuguese, however, the selection committee reserves the right to adjust the distribution of the awards depending upon the pool of applications presented. The awards are subject to the conditions and requirements of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, the Rhode Island College Foundation and the John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship criteria as described herein.

Scope of the IPLWS Scholarship Program

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and an intention to continue the study of the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures at Rhode Island College A limited number of scholarships, based on the availability of institutional and private funds, will be awarded to academically meritorious students who have met eligibility requirements and the criteria of the respective scholarship fund and/or donor.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:
  • have matriculated into a baccalaureate degree program at Rhode Island College;
  • have attained and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of a minimum of B- (2.67);
  • have successfully completed at least 12 college credit hours at RIC, 4 of which in Portuguese;
  • have declared a Major or Minor in Portuguese.

Application Requirements

The applicant must:
  1. complete and submit the Adobe PDFLima Scholarship Application Form;
  2. submit an unofficial college academic transcript from all colleges attended;
  3. submit a one page typewritten (double-spaced 12 pt font) essay addressing the specified questions:
  4. submit recommendations using the application form "Instructor's Recommendation" from two (2) professors or instructors in an academic setting. Letters from family members will not be accepted.

Deadline

All application materials must be submitted to the IPLWS Office, (Sylvan R. Forman Center, Ste. 201) no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 by hand, by U.S. mail or electronically in PDF format.

Notice of Awards

Recipients will be notified in writing by U.S. mail if selected.

Award Renewals

Scholarship awards are NOT automatically renewed. Former scholarship recipients must re-apply.

Revocation of Award

The IPWLS reserves the right to cancel any scholarship or aid awarded at any time if the applicant fails to meet the standards of academic progress, any other scholarship requirements, or falsifies information reported.

Decline Award

The IPLWS reserves the right to decline awarding a scholarship during any selection period if there are no eligible applicants or if the Scholarship Committee is unable to select a qualified recipient.

For more information, please contact:

Marie R. Fraley, Director
(401) 456-8496 or Email: mfraley1@ric.edu


PRÉMIO EM ESTUDOS PORTUGUESES

The Prémio em Estudos Portugueses is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has distinguished himself/herself with outstanding academic achievement in Portuguese Studies at Rhode Island College. The successful recipient is nominated by the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages following a criteria established in collaboration with the donor of the prize.

Awarded at the College's Cap and Gown Convocation in May of the academic year, the prize consists of a $200 cash award and an engraved memento provided by the Institute.

Awardees:

2003 - Paula Vazão Schiavone
2004 - Lisa Andrade Almeida
2005 - Elisabete Soares
2006 - Orlando Ramos
2007 - Joquebede Sança
2009 - Margaret Craveiro
2010 - Jessica Trindade
2012 - Loureana Soares
2014 – Liana Viveiros
2015 -  Christopher Barbosa

 

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