Academic Cunningham Scholarship
In response to the growing population of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island, Providence College established this scholarship fund in 1985. TheCunningham Scholarship is available to qualified Southeast Asian students. It is a full tuition award which is renewable annually for four years if satisfactory academic standing is maintained. The director serves as an advisor and meets with students regularly, monitoring their progress and arranging support services as necessary.
William R. and Doris O. Davis Scholarship Fund
Established in 1985, the Davis Scholarship provides assistance to minority students from Weaver, Buckley, and Hartford high schools in Hartford, Connecticut.
"The great Malcom X once said, 'Education is the passport to the future.' The Davis scholarship has given me the opportunity to obtain my passport to the future, which will allow me to access any island of success."
--Jillian Rose '04, Davis Scholar
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program was founded in 1968 by three faculty members, Dr. Mark Rerick and Dr. Francis P. MacKay of the Chemistry Department and Dr. Rene E. Fortin of the English Department, to commemorate the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In its first year, the program helped provide financial assistance to eleven academically qualified local African-American students who were unable to afford a college education at Providence College.
Today, the program continues to flourish growing from eleven African-American students to 127 students from a wide array of cultural backgrounds who enrich the Providence College community with their unique heritage. The Program has successfully graduated over 550 students. Alumni who are Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholars have gone on to distinguish themselves in a variety of ways by entering careers in medicine, business, law, education, and religious life. We invite you to become part of the celebrated tradition at Providence College
Students who are competitive for the scholarship demonstrate solid academic achievement, outstanding leadership and community service activities, strong personal qualities, and financial need. Recipients of the scholarship must be willing to contribute to the Providence College community through active participation in the Balfour Center for Multicultural Affairs, campus life and academics. Scholarship recipients receive academic advising from their respective departmental advisors as well as regular monitoring and support from the scholarship director.
The number of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarships offered varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds.
If you should have any further questions about the program, please feel free to contact:
Carmen A. Perez
Associate Dean of Admission for Multicultural Recruitment
Director Multicultural Scholarship Program/Assistant Dean
Gerard and Marjorie Morrissey Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000, the Morrissey Scholarship assists deserving and needy students who are graduates of Hartford Public H.S., Weaver H.S., or Buckley H.S.; or a Hartford Conn.-area school.
"I am forever thankful to the Morrissey family for giving me the opportunity to have a college education. Without their generosity I would not be where I am today. Words will never be enough to express my gratitude."
--Kaj Kayij '04, Morrissey Scholar
For a complete listing of scholarships and financial aid resources visit:
Office of Financial Aid
1 Cunningham Square
Harkins Hall 215
Providence, RI 02918