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Scholarships available at URI for single mothers who are head of households

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 16, 2004 -- The Women's Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island is now accepting applications for the Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Scholarships for Single Mothers for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Due to the generosity of the late Eleanor M. Carlson, the scholarship provides full in-state tuition and a book allowance to women who are single parents with one or more dependent children. They must be the heads of households.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled at or accepted by the University of Rhode Island for the 2004 fall semester. Students who are awarded scholarships may attend classes on URI's Kingston and/or Providence campuses. Students may register for either six to nine credits or be enrolled as full-time students. Previous recipients and applicants are eligible to reapply.

Preference will be given to those who meet one or more of the following criteria: candidates who have followed a non-traditional educational track, candidates who demonstrate financial need, candidates in good academic standing, Rhode Island residents, or candidates pursuing a major or minor in Women's Studies.

Applications are available in the Women's Studies Office, 315 Roosevelt Hall, Kingston, R.I. 02881, or may be obtained by calling 874-5150 and leaving a mailing address, or by e-mailing Applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than April 23. It is expected that three or four scholarships will be awarded. Recipients will be notified by early June.