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Scholarship Opportunities

It's no secret that Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Therefore, we are often contacted by scholarship-giving entities asking us to publicize scholarship (and other) opportunities for girls in our council -- and our young alumnae. We have listed them here for your convenience, arranged by deadline.

Most information sent to us focuses on opportunities for girls who live in Rhode Island, but please click here for a long list of sponsorships administered by the Community Foundation of Southeastern MA.

2014 Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship

The Alcoa Chuck McLane Scholarship is awarded to two Girl Scout Gold recipients who complete a Gold Award project in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). This application qualifies Girl Scout Gold Award recipients, who are starting college in the fall of 2014, to be considered for the STEM $10,000 college scholarship provided by Alcoa.

The two scholarship recipients will receive the first $5,000 for freshman fall semester and the second $5,000 for her fall junior year if she maintains a 3.0 GPA and plans to continue her education in a STEM related field. Alcoa will also provide scholarship recipients wiht an Alcoa mentor for her freshman year.

Click here for the application, which is due to Laurie Pansa at the GSRI Council Office by April 9, 2014. Applications must be typed and submitted as a WORD document directly to council.

Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship

The Sergeant Cornel Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Providence public high schools. Students apply during their junior year to receive the scholarship upon high school graduation with proof of acceptance to an accredited degree-conferring higher education institution.

Applicants must be nominated by their high school guidance counselors. In order to qualify, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a junior in a Providence public high school
  • Demonstrated that they have overcome a serious obstacle in their academic path
  • Financial need

Deadline for submissions is April 11, 2014. Click here for more information.

Nursing Scholarships

Three funds administered by The Rhode Island Foundation provide support for nursing students at both the undergraduate and graduate level:

  • Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship
  • Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship
  • Williard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship

Students should carefully review the criteria for all three nursing scholarships and apply for only one of the three using the generic application form.

Log onto the Rhode Island Foundation website and follow links to Scholarships/Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities/Scholarships for College Level Study (for the Albert and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship or Routhier Scholarship or Scholarships for Graduate Level Study (for the Scheibe Nursing Scholarship).

Deadline for application submission is April 18, 2014.

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications

In order to qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Rhode Island minority student
  • Studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level (includes computer graphics, art, cinematography, and other disciplines that would enable individuals to enter a career in advertising)
  • Able to demonstrate financial need

Awards are in the $2,000 range, and previous winners may reapply. Lot onto the Rhode Island Foundation website and follow the links to Scholarships, Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities, Scholarships for College Level Study (also under Graduate Level Study section), RDW Group, Inc., Minority Scholarship.

Deadline for application submission is April 25, 2014.

Lawrence, Allen, Singletary Scholarship

For graduating seniors of Hope High School and Central High School in Providence, RI who meet the following criteria:

  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Participation in an organized local religious organization or group
  • Demonstrate community and civic involvement, including volunteer activities
  • Previoius winners may reapply

Click here to apply. Deadline for application submission is May 2, 2014.

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

This one-time award is in the $1,500 range. In order to qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating high school senior
  • Rhode Island resident
  • Extensive public service

Click here to apply. Deadline for application submission is May 2, 2014.

Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

Awards are in the $1,000 range and previous winners may apply. In order to qualify as an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Rhode Island resident and high school senior
  • Parents did not graduate from college
  • Planning to attend or accepted in an accredited two- or four- year college
  • Financial need

Click here to apply. Deadline for application submission is May 2, 2014.