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Feb. 28 is deadline for seniors to apply for Rhode Island Foundation scholarships

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering college scholarships of up to $20,000 to promote Roger Williams’ core values.High school seniors have until Feb. 28 to apply for college scholarships of up to $20,000 a year through Carter Roger Williams Initiative at the Rhode Island Foundation. Conceived of and funded by philanthropists Letitia and the late John Carter, the program honors the principles of the state’s founding father.“Roger Williams was a complicated man, but the pillars he aspired to still resonate today. Thanks to the vision and continued commitment of the Carter family, young people throughout the state will continue to be able to discover and connect with his values,” says Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.Rhode Island high school seniors who display an appreciation for values like freedom of conscience and learning from others that Roger Williams practiced are eligible for up to $80,000 over four years, based on financial need and academic good standing.Applicants must be residents of Rhode Island, high school seniors and attend a public, parochial or independent high school in Rhode Island. Since the program started in 2017, 29 students have been awarded scholarships totaling $1.68 million.
Applicants will

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