2017-03-16 / News Briefs

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Margit Baum Fund Scholarship

The Margit Baum Fund of Channing Memorial Church was established from a bequest of the Margit Baum estate. The scholarship/ scholarships will be awarded in the amount of up to $3,000 for one year. Applicants must be a resident of Newport in financial need, a graduating high school senior in good standing, and accepted to a two or four year college or educational program.

Applications may be picked up at the Channing Memorial Church office from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at the Rogers or Met School’s guidance office. Deadline is May 1.

Miss Swinburne Scholarship

Women living in Newport County who are seeking to further their education or training in order to become self-supporting can apply for the Miss Swinburne Scholarship. Award is for $1,000-$2,000. Visit rifoundation.org. Deadline is April 7.

Slom Scholarship for Freedom and Diversity

The Slom Scholarship will provide up to two college scholarships for high school seniors who submit an interpretive work on the George Washington Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport relating to the present day. Application available at tourosynagogue.org. For more information, email ritaslom@aol.com or call the Touro Synagogue Foundation office at 401- 847-4794 x 207. Deadline is April 24.

Mosaic Club Book Award

Applications for the Mosaic Club of Newport County’s three $750 book awards are available in the island high school’s guidance offices. Deadline is April 2. For more information, call Mary Sinnott at 401- 846-5275. Deadline is April 21.

Maritime Memorial Scholarship

Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport will be accepting applications for the Leonard W. and Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is applicable to Newport County residents who are admitted to an accredited educational program with a focus on preparing for seafaring occupations. The application is at seamensnewport.org. Deadline is May 17.

Sons of Italy Scholarship

Forum Lodge 391 will award the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to graduating seniors of Italian descent who plan to attend any college or a post-high school. Applications are available at island high school guidance offices or by calling Shirley Ripa at 401-849-7087. Deadline is April 25.

KVH Technology Scholarship

The application for the 2017 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship is available on kvh.com and from the guidance offices of area high schools. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who will be attending a four-year undergraduate science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) program in the fall. Deadline is April 7.

Newport Yacht Club Scholarship

The Newport Yacht Club Endowment Fund offers annual scholarship grants to residents of Newport County or students currently attending school here. The student must have been accepted into a certified training or education program in marine studies that leads to a career in the marine industry. The scholarships of up to $1,000 may be used for paying tuition or course fees, or to purchase books or tools for the course. More information and an application, may be found at nptef.org.

Organizations are welcome to send scholarship information to news@newportthisweek.net

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