2009-03-26 / News

Island groups offer scholarships

Allison R. Poirier

Memorial Scholarship

The Allison R. Poirier Memorial Scholarship fund will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating North Kingstown High School senior who will continue on to a two- or four-year college.

This is the fifth year that the scholarship has been awarded in memory of Allie Poirier, who was a 2002 graduate of NKHS.

Allie was a fashion merchandise and design major attending college in California when she died tragically in 2004.

Applications for the scholarship are available in the NKHS guidance office and must be received by Thursday, April 9.

Junior Women's Club

of Jamestown The Junior Women's Club of Jamestown is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to continue their education.

Applications are available at the Jamestown library. Completed applications should be sent to P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI 02835.

The deadline is Tuesday, May 12. For more information, call Mim Munro at 423-0383.

Conanicut Island

Art Association

The Conanicut Island Art Association will offer a total of $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors.

To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Jamestown and graduating from a Rhode Island high school. Students are asked to submit four pieces of two and/ or three-dimensional art along with a completed application and a personal statement describing their involvement in art and their plans for art in the future.

Two-dimensional art pieces should be submitted on a CD, along with the completed application and personal statement, by mail to: CIAA c/o Maryann England, 35 Winona Street, Jamestown, RI 02835.

Applicants submitting threedimensional art pieces should call Maryann at 423-2829 prior to April 22.

Judging will take place the week of April 26 and applicants will be notified by letter in early June, or if a North Kingstown High School student, at the NKHS Awards Night, also in June.

Applications are available at the Jamestown library, or on the CIAA website, www.james townri. com/ciaa.

Beavertail Lighthouse

Museum Association

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are Jamestown residents and accepted into college. Applications are available at the Jamestown library as well as online at the BLMA website, www.beavertaillight.org.

The deadline for application submission is Friday, April 24.

The W. Craig Armington Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of one of the founders and officers of the Association. Established in 1993, the BLMA's mission is preservation of the historic light station, operation of a museum and sharing a remarkable history with the public.

An essay written in response to a brief history prompt of Beavertail Light Station is a part of the application process. The two awardees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition, books or fees related to their courses of study.

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