August 8, 2022

Remember A Loved One with A Scholarship


You can create a lasting memorial to a loved one by sponsoring a scholarship in their name. But for many families and organizations, the responsibility for administering a scholarship on their own - recruiting applicants, preparing objective forms, evaluating applications, selecting recipients and presenting awards - can be a burden.

Residents of East Providence can take advantage of the expertise and experience of Scholarship Foundation of East Providence. For more than 50 years, the independent charitable organization has administered thousands of scholarships for businesses, organizations and families in our community.

In 2021, Scholarship Foundation of East Providence administered more than seventy memorial book awards and scholarships. Book awards included those in memory of Beverly Ann Gill, Carlos Guerra, Daniel Carvalho, East Providence League of Women Voters – Ruth Levy, Mary Nallen and Patricia Piver. Memorial scholarships were presented in memory of: Alice Fontes, Barbara and Edward Cronan, Sr., Beatrice L. and John F. Martin, Brian T. Seippel, Carla Midgley, Carol Dellefemine Bouchard, Charles and Grace Viall, Cory James Agin, David and Lynn Angell, Dorothy Hazelton, Douglas A. Procter, E. Bruce Hall, East Providence Community Bike Path Len Hickey, East Providence High School (EPHS) Class of 1964 Joyce Hilton Youngberg, EPHS Class of 1964 Richard Fillipo, EPHS Class of 1955, East Providence League of Women Voters Ruth Levy, Erica Lynn White, Frank and Doris Brady, Frank Gaboury, Frank Vollaro, Frederick P. Conaty, Geoffrey Higginbotham, George J. Brown, Jr., George N. Bliss Rising Sun Lodge #30, Harold and Walter Basler, Harriet Briggs, Harry Asquith Jr., Harriet Briggs, Irving and Ray Peterson, James T. Kanelos, John & Elizabeth Nassar, John M. Amore, John V. DeGoes, John W. Kennedy, Jr., Joseph A. Phillips, Josephine Patnaude, Joshua Chapman, Joshua Wildenhain, Julio F. Rocha, Leonard Iannacone, Lauren A. Zarembka, Loomis Family, Marie V. Jelinek, Marilyn Lister Costa, Martha J. Northup, Matthew and Laura Lopes, Mary Studley, Panarello Family, Marie "Emma" Coelho, Matthew Flores, Nancy Amore, Noella Paiva, Norman J. Miranda, Sr., Patricia Salera, Paul and Sophie Frederick, Paul Grande, Peter Saunders, Raymond Frackelton, Raymond W. Paparella, Robert E. Harrison, Roseann Garvin, Scott Gorham, Sheila Stringfellow. Wilcox-Rezendes, Vera Lord and Wood Family.

Residents interested in providing a scholarship may send in one check for the scholarship or can invite family and friends to participate, and all the donations in memory of an individual will be combined for the memorial scholarship.

When a loved one passes away, families can designate Scholarship Foundation of East Providence to receive memorial contributions. Memorial envelopes will be provided to the funeral home.

Since Scholarship Foundation of EP is a non-profit organization and all members are volunteers, 100% of your gift will be used for scholarships. All donations are tax deductible. Memorial scholarships can also be established through donations to the annual community-wide phone-a-thon held in February. Checks may be made payable to SF of East Providence and mailed to P.O. Box 154438, Riverside, RI 02915. If you have any questions, contact Sue Allienello at


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