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. 

Fall 2023 Career and Professional Development Events:



Date: Event Name: Time and Location: Registration Links
September 20

Careers for the Common Good


MU Sidewalk
September 27 A&S Lunch & Learn 4:00pm-6:00pm

Chafee 170
September 27
Engineering and Technology Career Fair Boot Camp
5:00pm – 6:00pm

MU Atrium 2
October 4
Engineering & Technology Career Fair

Ryan Center
October 8
JCP Suit Up
4:00pm – 7:00pm

JCP Warwick

October 11
Salary Negotiation Seminar
5:00pm – 6:30pm

October 24
Executive Coffee Hour 

Higgins Welcome Center Hope Room
November 7 Financial Proficiency #1


5:00pm – 6:00pm

Memorial Union Ballroom
November 9
Linking the Humanities to Careers

Memorial Union Ballroom Atrium 1

November 14 A&S Lunch and Learn 12:30pm-1:30pm

Chafee 170