Portuguese American Journal

Scholarships: The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies – Rhode Island College

The John A. and Mary V. Lima Memorial Scholarship Fund in Portuguese Studies of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies (IPLWS) at Rhode Island College (RIC)  will award three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each,  upon satisfactory completion of the required course(s) in the spring semester of 2019, to students active in the Portuguese Studies Program, majoring or minoring in Portuguese.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to and  an intention to continue the study of the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures at Rhode Island College.

The scholarships will be awarded to academically meritorious students who have met eligibility requirements and the criteria described herein.

Eligibility requirements include: (1) have matriculated into a baccalaureate degree program at Rhode Island College;(2) have attained and continue to maintain a cumulative GPA of a minimum of B- (2.67); (3) have successfully completed at least 16 College credits at RIC, 4 of which in Portuguese; (4) have declared a Major or Minor in Portuguese.

Application requirements include: (A) complete and submit the online Lima Scholarship 2019 Application Form, including essay questions; (B) submit a RIC unofficial academic transcript; (C) submit one recommendation using the online application form “Instructor’s recommendation” from one Rhode Island College professor in the applicant’s Major area of studies (preferably).

Submission deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. Students who receive Financial Aid are encouraged to apply.

For eligibility and online application materials visit http://www.ric.edu/iplws/Pages/default.aspx
For more information contact Dr. Sílvia Oliveira, IPLWS Director, at soliveira@ric.edu

Lema-Fernandes Study Abroad Scholarship

The Lema-Fernandes Study Abroad Scholarship Fund of the IPLWS will award scholarships to partially support the tuition of RIC student participants in study abroad or internship abroad programs in Portugal or other Portuguese-speaking nations in 2019. Limited funds will be distributed equally among all qualifying applicants. (In the past, awards have ranged from $500 to $2500)

Submission deadline is Friday, March 29,2019. Students who receive Financial Aid are highly encouraged to apply

For eligibility and online application materials visit http://www.ric.edu/iplws/Pages/default.aspx

For more information, please contact Dr. Sílvia Oliveira, IPLWS Director, at soliveira@ric.edu

Source: IPLWS/Press Release

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