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Black Scholar Awards

How to Support the Black Scholar Awards

The funding for the Black Scholar Awards Program has been received from the Office of the President and the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association. This financial support has been critical to sustaining the program. The Black Scholar Awards Committee members would like to encourage the contributions/donations from corporate, non-profit, past award recipients, alumni of color, and others.2005 Awards

Additional financial and in/kind support would be appreciated greatly. Donations via the University of Rhode Island Foundation's Black Scholar Awards account may be given by contacting:

Dr. Donald Cunnigen
Department of Sociology-Anthropology
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881-0808
Phone: (401) 874-4302


Dr. Christopher Hunter
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-2818

Black Scholar Awards Call for Nomination

2015 Call for Nomination info

URI Honors students at 17th annual Black Scholar Awards

Read the Official News Release here

2014 Black Scholar Awards

Congratulations to all the 2014 BSA recipients!

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Eugenio Fernandez Jr. '13

  May 6, 2013- Balancing four majors would make most students wince, but Eugenio Fernandez Jr. found a way to do just that, while still enjoying his college years at the University of Rhode Island. Fernandez will graduate with a doctor of pharmacy degree, master of business administration, bachelor's degree in biology, and a bachelor's degree in psychology. Oh, and he is also fluent in Spanish. ...Read the article...