2013-03-21 / News of Record


Newport County realtors offer two $1,000 awards

The Newport County Board of Realtors is offering two $1,000 scholarships for college-bound students residing in Newport County. The award is based on a combination of financial need, scholastics and extracurricular activities. Eligible students don’t have to attend a Newport County school. Applications are at all local high schools and at NewportRealtor.com.

Community chorus will give grants for musicians

Applications are now being accepted by the Jamestown Community Chorus for its annual music award. This year there will be two $500 grants awarded, one each for a student and adult. Applicants do not need to live in Jamestown, but must be active in the island’s music community. To be considered, applicants can play a solo instrument or be the member of a band, church choir, musical theater or community chorus. Money from the award can be used for instructional books, lessons, workshops, undergraduate education, or any other expenses related to music development. Applications are available at the library. Deadline is April 12. The grants will be presented at the community chorus’ spring concert in May. Call Agnes Filkins at 423-1464 for more information.

High school seniors eligible for Carlisle Scholarship

Applications for the Leigha Carlisle Scholarship are available at the North Kingstown High School guidance office. Leigha’s father, Clayton, established the scholarship in her memory and it has provided many Jamestowners with college funding. To be eligible, applicants must be graduating Jamestown residents who plan to attend college in the fall. Completed applications should be dropped off at the Lawn Avenue School, attention Beth Weibust, by April 11.

Women’s club offers gifts to college-bound students

The Jamestown Women’s Club is now accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be graduating seniors from Jamestown who plan to attend college in the fall. Scholarship forms are available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Completed applications should be sent to the Jamestown Women’s Club, P.O. Box 412, Jamestown, RI 02835. Deadline is May 12.

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