Student Resources

ION: The Initiative for Opportunities and Networking

The more students become involved in enrichment activities beyond the classroom, the more likely they are to be successful in college and beyond. ION is here to match students with opportunities — and turn opportunities into experiences that can define a college career. ION connects students with internships, fellowships, grant-supported creative projects, research opportunities, scholarly contests, service opportunities and more.

We’ll help you find those opportunities and then help you hone your application to boost your candidacy. You don’t even need to know exactly what kinds of opportunities you might want to pursue. ION can help you discover them. We are here to support any Arts and Sciences student, no matter your major or class year. It’s never too late – or too early. Connect with ION today.


Travel Awards and Scholarships

Beaupre Hope & Heritage Fund
This fund promotes student and faculty excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences by providing support for travel expenses and accommodations related to presenting papers, delivering poster sessions, and performing or exhibiting creative work.

Paul H. Conway Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition
College of A&S undergraduates who are Rhode Island residents can enter the competition to win scholarship money.

Other Scholarships

College of A&S undergraduates may apply here for the following scholarships (further details are provided on the application):

  • Paul H. Conway ’84 Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to an improving sophomore or junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. Recipient must be a Rhode Island resident. Student is chosen from a one-page essay (minimum of 500 words) on “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education” with a URI faculty reference.
  • The Madelyn Geisser Grady Memorial Scholarship: Awarded annually to a female student enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated financial need and is a single parent, head of household. The scholarship will be in the form of a tuition waiver, a textbook waiver at the URI Bookstore, or a daycare waiver at the on-campus day care facilities.
  • Beaupre Family Scholarship: Awarded annually to a married student with at least one child, demonstrating financial need, with an academic major in the sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences who is a Rhode Island resident.  Preference to a student in good academic standing. 

Spring 2023 Career and Professional Development Events:

Date: Event Name: Time and Location: Registration Links
January 28 Career Conversation with Stephanie Barter ’92 10:30am-11:30am
Hoffman Room, Swan Hall
February 21 BUILD Networking Event 4:00pm-6:00pm

Welcome Center
February 22 A&S Lunch & Learn 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A&S Dean’s Office Conference Room
February 22 Visual Arts Networking Event 2:00 – 3:30 PM Atrium 2 (Room already reserved)
Tuesday, March 7 A&S Lunch & Learn 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A&S Dean’s Office Conference Room
Wednesday, March 22 A&S Lunch & Learn 12:30 – 1:30 PM

A&S Dean’s Office Conference Room
Sunday, March 26 JCP Suit-Up 4:00pm – 7:00pm

JC Penney

Warwick Mall
Wednesday, March 29 Spring Career Expo


11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ryan Center
Tuesday, April 4 Financial Proficiency 5:00-6:00 pm

Welcome Center, Hope Room