May 9, 2021

Remember A Loved One With A Scholarship


You can create a lasting memorial to a loved one by sponsoring a scholarship in their name. But for many families and organizations, the responsibility for administering a scholarship on their own - recruiting applicants, preparing objective forms, evaluating applications, selecting recipients and presenting awards - can be a burden.

Residents of East Providence can take advantage of the expertise and experience of Scholarship Foundation of East Providence. For more than 50 years, the independent charitable organization has administered thousands of scholarships for businesses, organizations and families in our community.

In 2020, Scholarship Foundation of East Providence administered more than sixty memorial book awards and scholarships. Book awards included those in memory of Cory J. Agin, Jill W. Owens, John and Betty Prisco, Mary Nallen and Patricia Piver. Memorial scholarships were presented in memory of: Alice Fontes, Beatrice L. and John F. Martin, Brian T. Seippel, Carol Dellefemine Bouchard, C. Joyce Sullivan, David and Lynn Angell, Douglas A. Procter, E. Bruce Hall, East Providence Community Bike Path Len Hickey, East Providence High School (EPHS) Class of 1964 Joyce Hilton Youngberg, EPHS Class of 1964 Richard Fillipo, EPHS Class of 1955, EPHS Hall of Fame, East Providence League of Women Voters Ruth Levy, Erica Lynn White, Frank and Doris Brady, Frank Gaboury, Frank Vollaro, Frederick P. Conaty, Frederick Tanner, George J. Geisser, III, Geoffrey Higginbotham, George J. Brown, Jr., George N. Bliss Rising Sun Lodge #30, Harold and Walter Basler, Harriet Briggs, Harriet Viall Irons, Harry Asquith Jr., Harry & Naomi Keller, Ida Ballou Littlefield, Irving Hicks, James T. Kanelos, John Carter, John & Elizabeth Nassar, John Phillips, John M. Amore, John W. Kennedy, Jr. Hockey, Josephine Patnaude, Joshua Chapman, Joshua Wildenhain, Julio F. Rocha, Lauren A. Zarembka, Loomis Family, Marilyn Lister Costa, Martha J. Northup, Matthew and Laura Lopes, Panarello Family, Marie "Emma" Coelho, Noella Paiva, Norman J. Miranda, Sr., Patricia Salera, Paul and Sopie Frederick, Peter Saunders, Raymond W. Paparella, Robert E. Harrison, Scott Gorham, Servulo Gonzalves, Sheila Stringfellow. Wilcox-Rezendes, Vera Lord and Wood Family. New memorial scholarships in 2021 include those in memory of Nancy Amore, Carla Midgley and Mary Studley.

Residents interested in providing a scholarship may send in one check for the scholarship or can invite family and friends to participate, and all the donations in memory of an individual will be combined for the memorial scholarship.

When a loved one passes away, families can designate Scholarship Foundation of East Providence to receive memorial contributions. Memorial envelopes will be provided to the funeral home.

Since Scholarship Foundation of EP is a non-profit organization and all members are volunteers, 100% of your gift will be used for scholarships. All donations are tax deductible. Memorial scholarships can also be established through donations to the annual community-wide phone-a-thon on held in March. Checks may be made payable to SF of East Providence and mailed to P.O. Box 154438, Riverside, RI 02915. If you have any questions, call Joan Kent at 401-431-1675 or email her at


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