RIF Grants — College Student Travel Experience

(2.20) Oh, the places you’ll go. College students yearning for adventure have until February 20th to apply for fellowships of up to $5,000 through the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.

Over the years, the fund has awarded fellowships to more than 100 students to visit places ranging from Appalachia to Zaire. Past recipients have performed at an improv festival in Minnesota, worked at a South African wildlife sanctuary and volunteered at a Costa Rican orphanage.

Our apologies to the Foundation and the students for losing track of this announcement in our inbox. If you think you can get your application together quickly, do not delay. Or perhaps this will serve as a reminder to those who have started the process and just need to finish up!

The funds provide grants to college students to subsidize experiences intended to broaden their perspective and enhance personal growth. They may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.

. . . Grants are not intended for purchase of equipment or other capital expenses. Awards generally range from $2,000 to $5,000. All applicants will be notified of the decision in March.

“This can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to expand their horizons through travel and discovery,” said David N. Cicilline, the Foundation’s president and CEO.


(Seen here is a globe that was for sale five years ago at the Frog & Toad on Westminster Street.)

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