Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Rhode Island Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution offering a two-year associate's or a four-year college degree.
  4. Must be the child of an active, retired, or deceased Providence, Rhode Island, police officer.
  5. Must be a resident of Rhode Island.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to children of active, retired, or deceased Providence (RI) police officers who are or will be attending postsecondary institutions offering two-year associate's or four-year college degree.

Application requirements for the Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Financial worksheet
  • Proof of eligibility
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: Previous winners may reapply.

Award Amount: $1,000 to $2,500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 6

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 6

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in November for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications are available on the Rhode Island Foundation website. The student must click on the "Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities" link and then search for his/her desired scholarship to access the application. As part of the online application, the student must upload the following required documents: a completed 'Financial Information Worksheet' (accessible for download in the application); a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report), which is generated after filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); the most recent version of his/her student transcript (unofficial accepted); an essay of one page or less on the topic listed on the application; proof of eligible parental employment; and one recommendation letter from a teacher or other professional who can attest to his/her character and specific qualifications that would make him/her a worthy candidate for this award. Documents must be in Word, Excel, or PDF formats. File names should describe the attachment. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
About Rhode Island Foundation:
Contact Information: Ricky Bogert, -
Address: 1 Union Station Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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