Funds for Dependent Students of Workers

The scholarship fund provides financial assistance for post-secondary education to dependent students of workers who have sustained a work-related injury. Scholarship awards will be made annually and are renewable up to four years, contingent on good academic standing.

The Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship is listed on the Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunites page on the
Rhode Island Foundation website.

Selection Criteria

  • Be a dependent child whose parent sustained a work-related injury with an employer who had workers’ compensation insurance with The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company and whose parent collected at least six (6) months of qualifying indemnity benefits with at least some of the payment occurring during the past calendar year
  • Be a dependent child whose parent sustained a work-related injury with an employer who had workers’ compensation insurance with The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company and whose parent collected for an accepted permanently total disability or dependent(s) collected for an accepted fatal claim, either resulting in a favorable and final resolution
  • Accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution (including an academic, trade, or vocational program) on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Maintained a grade point average of “C” or better for the past two years
  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident
  • Has demonstrated financial need

Application Procedure

  • Click here to access the online application.
  • The Rhode Island Foundation website will open on the Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunites page.
  • Enter “Beacon” as your Keyword Search to open the Beacon Mutual Scholarship page.
  • You can also search by the entire name “Beacon Brighter Tomorrows Scholarship”.
  • Select the “Click here to Apply” link and complete the application.

A completed application includes:

  • A completed application including financial aid information
  • Most recent high school transcript
  • A copy of your student aid report calculated upon completion of the FAFSA
  • One recommendation from an educator or mentor
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school

Deadline

Applications must be submitted on the Rhode Island Foundation website by 5pm on June 15, 2018.