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Single mothers/head of households scholarships available at URI

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 23, 2006 -- The Womenís Studies Program at the University of Rhode Island is now accepting applications for Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Scholarships for Single Mothers for the 2006-2007 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 heads of households.

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at or accepted by the University of Rhode Island for the 2006 fall semester. Students who are awarded scholarships may attend classes at URIís 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 Womenís Studies. In addition, preference is given to qualified undergraduates.

Applications are available in the Womenís Studies Office, 315 Roosevelt Hall, Kingston, RI 02881, or may be obtained calling 874-5150 and leaving a mailing address. In addition, application forms can be downloaded from the following website:

Applications must be postmarked and mailed no later than April 21. It is expected that three or four scholarships will be awarded. Recipients will be notified in May.