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Mayor’s Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

May 20, 2020

 

Mayor’s Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline May 28, 2021

 

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the City of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket City Council, and the Pawtucket School Department have announced that they are now accepting applications for the Mayor’s Scholarship Program. The scholarship, set up to help assist Pawtucket youth with college tuition costs, was funded through a grant that was generously provided by the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation and Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI.

 

“We are excited to be offering this scholarship program for a third year,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “I want to once again thank Bristol County Savings Bank and Southern Sky for their dedication to our students. This can be a very uncertain time for our high school seniors and we hope that this scholarship can help put some of the apprehension aside. I also want to thank the City Council and School Department for their assistance throughout the process.”

 

“As an initial funder of the Mayor's Scholarship Program, the Bank is proud to continue to support deserving students from the greater Pawtucket area as they enter the next stage of academic life," said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation.  "The Foundation places a particular emphasis on education and literacy within the communities we serve so this scholarship program is a perfect fit with our mission.”

 

The application for the deadline is May 28, 2021. Seniors attending Pawtucket Public Schools can obtain and return the application to their guidance counselor or view the application here. Anyone with questions on the program can contact ahebert@pawtucketri.com. 

 

Pawtucket students planning to attend an accredited public or private, vocational technical school, two-year or four-year institution, are eligible to apply for scholarship consideration. The Mayor’s Scholarship Program is designed to aid students of low and moderate-income families in the City of Pawtucket to attend college and universities, as well as vocational technical schools. This local and innovative program is funded through a grant from Bristol County Saving Charitable Foundation and Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI.   All information provided will be kept confidential and only shared with the committee and appropriate staff members.

 

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About Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation

 

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration.  Its intent is to fund the needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Taunton/Attleboro Region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the Northern, Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population.  Since the Foundation was formed in 1996, more than $24 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profits.  In 2020, the Foundation awarded $2.2 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.

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