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Scholarship Nominations

Departments may nominate students for Graduate School tuition scholarships. Download the nomination form.

Eligibility and Terms of Scholarships

Scholarships cover individual tuition and 20 percent of graduate student fees. Full-time students with a tuition scholarship must carry a minimum of 9 credits per semester. Students holding full or partial graduate teaching or research assistantships during 2017-2018 are not eligible for tuition scholarships.

Nomination Submission Instructions

Nominations are limited to a maximum of three for each department or degree program that is not affiliated with a department.

To nominate a student, collect all of the required documents:

  • Nomination Form
  • Two letters of reference and supporting information Letters may be written by any combination of referees: department chair, director of graduate studies, student’s major advisor, or other faculty. Nominees who are not yet matriculated students at URI should submit one letter of support from the department chair or a faculty member.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copied or scanned)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages)

All files and back-up documentation listed above and/or on the nomination form should be placed into a .zip archive. Include the type of award (Tuition Scholarship), the student’s last name, first name, and ID number in the name of the .zip archive, e.g. “Tuition – Smith, John –”.

Send completed nomination forms and .zip archive via email to

In the subject line, include the type of award (Tuition Scholarship), the student’s last name, first name, and ID number, e.g.“Tuition – Smith, John – 1002XX349

Nominations are submitted in late February. Check back for deadlines.

Selection Procedure

Nominees are evaluated based on their academic promise and their merits. The criteria used by the committee to make their selections are as follows:

  • Letters of reference (10 points)
  • Previous academic performance (10 points)
  • Other evidence of achievement (10 points)

Download the Scholarship Review Rubric.

Announcing the Winners

Awards will be announced in early April via email to the recipients with copies sent to department chairs. The initial notice of intention to award a scholarship for the Fall 2017 semester will specify that it is contingent upon the availability of budgetary resources and the recipient’s satisfactory completion of the current academic term, if relevant.

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