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There are a variety of scholarships available to students applying to URI. We recommend that you pay careful attention to the Merit Scholarships for Outstanding Freshmen offered by the University of Rhode Island. They provide competitive funding for high school students with good records and strong SAT scores. Many IEP students are merit scholars.
Students should inquire with the College of Engineering regarding additional scholarship opportunities available to engineering students.
Current IEP Students
Demers Scholarship for the Study of Foreign Languages: all IEP students who study a foreign language, especially those going abroad, should apply. You can find the application online at www.rifoundation.org.
CIEP: Dr. Sigrid Berka, firstname.lastname@example.org
FIEP: Dr. Lars Erickson, email@example.com
GIEP: Dr. Sigrid Berka, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIEP: Dr. Megan Echevarría, email@example.com
After you have worked on your draft in cooperation with your director, submit the complete application ONLINE at www.rifoundation.org.
Check the RI Foundation website for more information.
John M. Grandin Scholarship: based upon academic achievement, financial need, and commitment to the goals of the program. The endowed fund was created by IEP alumni, faculty, and staff who have given in honor of the IEP founder. To apply, write a one-page essay addressing the criteria mentioned above and send to Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the IEP. Deadline to apply is March 6, 2014.
Shawn P. McBride Memorial Scholarship: based on need and merit, but also specifically seeks an IEP student who has a broad range of interests and is an enthusiastic individual. To apply, write a one-page essay addressing the criteria mentioned above and send to Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the IEP. Deadline to apply is March 6, 2014.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Summer Scholarship: The Gilman Program diversifies the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by awarding over 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens receiving a Pell Grant. The Gilman Scholarship Program accepts applications two times per year. Ideally, students should begin their application one full semester before their study abroad program or internship is scheduled to begin. For more information on dates and timelines click HERE.
Various national awards and scholarships: For many national scholarships, students cannot apply directly to the scholarship organization, but must be nominated by the University. Click HERE for a list of available national scholarships.
Open to Chinese IEP Students
Flagship Scholarship Program: for study and internships in China. Students must be part of the Chinese Language Flagship Program. See the Chinese Flagship Scholarships website for more information HERE.
Hasbro Scholarship: for study and internships in China. To apply contact Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the IEP.
Wroe Family Scholarship: for study and internships in China. Will be nominated on a need basis by program director.
Open to French IEP Students
Judith A. and Robert C. Ayotte Scholarship: To support excellence in the French IEP. To apply, write a one-page essay addressing the criteria mentioned above and send to Lars Erickson, Director of the French IEP by March 6, 2014.
Open to German IEP Students
Sharon Wallace Memorial Scholarship: based on need and merit, but also specifically seeks a German IEP female who works at least part-time while attending URI. The award is funded by friends of German IEP student Sharon Wallace. To apply, write a one-page essay addressing the criteria mentioned above by March 6, 2014 and send to Sigrid Berka, Executive Director of the IEP.
German Section Awards: The German Section faculty also have several scholarship awards available to students of German (not restricted to IEP students). Watch for annual announcements of the Barbara A. Woods Award, the Frank Woods Award, and the Dornberg Scholarship for Study Abroad. To apply contact Norbert Hedderich, Chair of Foreign Language Department and head of the German Section.
DAAD Scholarships and Awards: German Academic Exchange Service is the largest organization supporting global cooperation between German and other countries, and provide financial incentives for 4-10 months of overseas study in Germany. More information can be found HERE. Contact Sigrid Berka for application advice.
Open to Spanish IEP Students
William F. and Pauline T. Silvia Scholarship: based on need and merit, this award is given to support a Spanish IEP student who will be studying abroad during the following academic year. To apply, write a one-page essay addressing the criteria mentioned above by March 6, 2014 and send to Megan Echevarría, Director of the Spanish IEP.
Open to All Women Engineers
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. / Engineering Scholarship is an opportunity for current female college students in Rhode Island. Theta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is currently accepting applications for its new Women in Engineering Scholarship Program. Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in a 2 year or 4 year college or university in Rhode Island, and must be majoring in Engineering or a closely related field. You can find the application at www.akathetapsiomega.org. For any questions or concerns, contact the scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) The German Academic Exchange Service offers three summer RISE program:
DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the US, Canada, and the UK to work with research groups at institutions across Germany for 2 to 3 months. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. The online database for applicants will be open in early December. The application deadline is January 31st. To learn more, visit http://www.daad.de/rise/en or email email@example.com.
RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD students, and undergraduate RISE/DAAD alumni who are matched with a well-known Germany company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months. Similar to RISE, this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available. The application deadline is January 31st. Visit http://www.daad.de/rise-pro/en or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Awardcarries a value of $120,000, over three years, for American students seeking to complete PhD programs in the STEM fields at one of six of Canada's leading research universities. You can find more information HERE. The application deadline is in November. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree by August the following year.
RWTH Aachen Unversity's Undergraduade Research Opportunities Program International offers a ten week summer research program in Aachen, Germany for students from North American universities. In addition to 60 research placements, the 2013 program will offer 30 scholarships of 1,850€ to students with outstanding records. Due to strict visa and health insurance regulations, only students with US-American or Canadian citizenship can be accepted into the program. You can find more information HERE. The annual application deadline is in January 31st.
TU Braunschweig's SENSE (Science and Engineering Summer Experience) offers a six-week summer program for undergraduate students in the fields of Bioscience, Engineering, and Physics, paired with an introduction in German language and culture. Applicants from our partner universities (such as URI) do not have to pay the tuition. The university then calculates these students into the exchange balance as 25%. SENSE awards 12 ECTS, or 6 US semester credits. The application deadline is in March.
$1,000 grant for study abroad. Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA. Completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked by April 1, 2012
Up to $5,000. Must be a Pell Grant recipient. The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and their destinations.
Program varies but typically provides a flat grant of US$25,000 for one academic year of study in another country.
Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Up to $20,000.