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Deadline May 15, 2020
Pawtucket – Mayor Donald R. Grebien, the City of Pawtucket, 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.
After a successful inaugural year in which six seniors were awarded $1,000, the Scholarship Program will be open this year to any senior regardless of whether they attend Pawtucket Public Schools.
“College is an exciting and scary time for seniors and we want to make sure we can help our city’s youth when possible. The City is pleased to continue this program in its second year,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “I thank Bristol County Savings and Southern Sky for their extreme kindness and dedication toward our students. I also thank the Commission, City Council, and School Department for their assistance throughout the creation and selection process.”
“We certainly empathize with all the seniors in greater Pawtucket who are missing many of their end of high school milestones,” said Patrick Murray, President & CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank and President of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation. “Now you have an opportunity to look forward by applying to the Mayor’s Scholarship Program which can help you advance your education during these uncertain times."
The application for the deadline is May 15, 2020. Seniors attending Pawtucket Public Schools can obtain and return the application to their guidance counselor. All high school seniors can get applications here and return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to:
Mayor Scholarship Program Application 2020
Department of Planning and Redevelopment
137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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 Bank and Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI. All information provided will be kept confidential and only shared with the committee and appropriate staff members.
About Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation
The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) was established in 1996 as part of Bristol County Savings Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. The purpose of the Foundation is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Attleboro/Taunton, greater New Bedford, greater Fall River, Massachusetts area and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island area. Since the Foundation began, close to $20 million in grants have been committed to 501(c)(3) organizations in the local communities.
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May 5, 2020
Contact: Wil Arboleda
401-728-0500 ext. 358
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien