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Although the smallest state in America, don’t let the size of Rhode Island fool you. Scholarships are large for students and residents of the Ocean State. So, don’t think you have to live in one of the Newport Mansions in order to afford a Rhode Island school, like Brown University, Bryant University, or the University of Rhode Island. If you are a resident or plan to attend a school in Rhode Island, you could add some free college dollars to your savings, too. Check out this directory of scholarships for Rhode Island students, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Edward J. and Virginia M. Routhier Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to licensed RNs who are seeking baccalaureate or graduate nursing degrees in Rhode Island and students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program in Rhode Island. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $7000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 19

Willard and Marjorie Scheibe Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students pursuing LPN, RN, or advanced nursing degrees. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 19

Alan Edgar Wurdeman Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Rhode Island students who are pursuing LPN and RN degree programs at a Rhode Island institution or Northeastern University School of Nursing. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference is given to students who are committed to staying in Rhode Island after graduation.

Total: $8000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 19

Albert E. and Florence W. Newton Nursing Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students currently enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program who have financial need. Preference is given to residents of Rhode Island.

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 19

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

This scholarship program offers financial assistance to a Rhode Island high school senior who demonstrates outstanding public service.

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 26

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be 25 years of age or older and attending any degree-conferring, non-parochial educational college or university within Rhode Island. Students must demonstrate financial need; preference will be given to first-time applicants.

Total: $750

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 26

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and community service.

Total: $4000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 26

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are or will be attending a two- or four-year postsecondary educational institution. Students must demonstrate: superior academic achievement; financial need; and leadership in their school and/or community.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 03

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students who are studying textiles at an accredited institution. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 03

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist low-income single parents who reside in Rhode Island in the pursuit of an education beyond high school. Preference will be given to parents currently or previously receiving state aid and those who have been previously incarcerated.

Total: $1500

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 10

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