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Michael A. Valerio ’80 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2011 by the Valerio Family because of Mike’s and their belief in the importance of higher education and their wish to give other Rhode Island college students financial support to follow their dreams in communication, especially mass media communication. It is to be awarded to a full-time undergraduate communications major in good academic standing.


  • Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Recipient must be a communications major and successfully completed 12 RIC communication credits prior to receiving the award.
  • Preference will be given to a student with a concentration in mass media.
  • Deadline May 1 every year.

Click here to download the application.

Mail or submit application to:

Rhode Island College
Chair of the Communication Department
Whipple Hall, Room 202
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI  02908

Page last updated: April 12, 2016