Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 26

Friday
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 resident of Rhode Island.
  3. Must have parents who did not graduate from college.
  4. Must graduate from a high school in Rhode Island.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be a high school senior who has been accepted to or enrolled in a two- or four-year college.
  7. Must have participated in community service activities.

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

Description: 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.

Application requirements for the Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Essay
  • Financial worksheet
  • List of community service
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: Eligible candidates must demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, April 26

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, April 26

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 300 words or less on the topic listed on the application; a list detailing his/her community service activities and any part-time work; and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Please note: The letter must be emailed to [email protected] instead of uploaded to the application. 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.
Contact: Ricky Bogert
Address: 1 Union Station Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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