Heading to college? Time to apply for island scholarships
Several island organizations and groups offer scholarships for Jamestown students who are entering college or studying a trade. Apply soon to be considered for the following scholarships:
The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will offer two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are Jamestown residents and have been accepted into college.
Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian library, as well as online at www.beavertaillight. org.
The W. Craig Armington Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of one of the founders and officers of the association. Since 1993, the BLMA’s mission has been 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 part of the application process. Recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward tuition, books or fees related to their courses of study.
The deadline to apply April 26.
The Conanicut Island Art Association will make a total of $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Jamestown and be graduating from a Rhode Island high school. Students are asked to submit four pieces of two-dimensional 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 Wendy Crooks, 7 Hull St., Jamestown, RI 02835.
Students who would like to submit three-dimensional art pieces should call Wendy at 423-0993 prior to April 22.
Judging will take place during the week of April 26, and applicants will be notified by letter in early June or – if the applicant is a North Kingstown High School student – at the NKHS awards night in June.
Applications are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library or on the CIAA website at www.jamestownri. com/ciaa.
Elizabeth Stone Fund
The Elizabeth Stone Fund scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with freshman year at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning, was formed with a bequest from the estate of Jamestowner Elizabeth Stone for the purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for deserving high school graduates.
This year, as many as four scholarships of at least $1,000 may be awarded. To be eligible, applicants must be Jamestown residents who have been accepted at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning.
Applications are available at the offices of the Jamestown schools, in the guidance office at North Kingstown High School or at www.jamestownri. com/school.
The deadline to apply is May 15.
Jamestown Rotary Club
The Jamestown Rotary Club has created a vocational grant to assist students who are pursuing career training beyond secondary school that is focused on a skill or trade – training that is not pursued at a fouryear degree-granting college or academic institution.
The vocational grant award of $500 will be awarded at or near graduation time each year.
“The mission of Rotary is ‘service above self’ and serving the community,” Jamestown Rotary President Dave Reardon said. “In these tough economic times, the Jamestown Rotary is pleased to assist a Jamestown student in learning a trade.”
Applicants must be Jamestown residents, must have completed or will complete the requirements for a high school diploma or equivalent by June 30 of the grant year, must use the grant for skills or vocational training not at a four-year degree granting institution and must preferably attend training in Rhode Island.
The award process will include the application and an interview. The award committee will focus on the applicants’ academic course work, extracurricular activities, interests and community service, along with each area’s relatedness to their chosen field of study.
Applications are available at www.jamestownclassic.org; the deadline to apply is May 1.
The Jamestown Teachers Association offers scholarships to island students. For information or to apply, contact the North Kingstown High School guidance office at 268- 6240 or visit www.nksd.net.
Junior Women’s Club
The Junior Women’s Club of Jamestown is now taking applications for its two $1,000 annual scholarships. Applicants must be high school seniors and residents of Jamestown who are planning to continue their education.
Application forms are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Completed forms should be sent to P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI.
The deadline to apply is May 12. Call Mim at 423-0383 for more information.
The Leigha Carlisle Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Jamestown student Leigha Carlisle and is available to graduating Jamestown students who are attending college. Information about application requirements can be found at the North Kingstown High School Guidance Department.
The deadline to apply is April 16; completed applications should be brought to the Lawn Avenue School, marked Attn: Beth Weibust.
The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club offers merit scholarships of between $500 and $2,500 to high school students graduating or receiving a certificate of completion for high school during the current academic year. Applicants must be a dependent child possessing a valid military ID card of active duty military personnel, retired military or deceased military, and must have an active duty military sponsor attached to Naval Station Newport at the time of application.
Visit www.newportosc.org for more information; the deadline to apply is April 23.