May 26, 2024

Newman UCC Racial Equity Team Seeks Applications for Community Scholarship


Historically, American institutions have contributed to the unequal and sometimes violent treatment of many of its citizens. Recent gun deaths and other tragic events have highlighted unfair policies that continue to fuel unrest and poverty everywhere. To ensure that this church supports racial equity and social justice with advocacy and meaningful actions, the Racial Equity Team at Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ offers scholarship aid - between $1k-$3k to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who are pursuing education beyond high school in 2024-25.

We intend these awards to help further the dreams and aspirations of marginalized students in southern New England.

Scholarship applicants will include an essay describing their motivation and plans for their future.

Dates: Accepting Applications – Currently
Application Deadline – May 9, 2024
Applicants Notified – May 21, 2024

 Identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)
 Pursuing higher education or training post-high school (proof of enrollment required)
 Has financial need
 Must be a resident of one of the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island (proof of residency required)

If individuals or businesses in the community would like to partner with the Newman UCC Racial Equity Team in supporting the Community Scholarship, contributions may be made to Newman UCC at the address below or online at

Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, PO Box 4764, Rumford, RI 02916. For more information, call the church office at 401-434-4742 X10.


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