RIC, National Grid Foundation offer green scholarship program


Rhode Island College (RIC) and the National Grid Foundation have established a new scholarship program to encourage students of color to pursue green-related careers. As part of the GreenDependence Scholars Program, the National Grid Foundation will provide a $10,000 scholarship to RIC to help a student learn about the benefits and importance of sustainable practices. National Grid Foundation President Bob Keller said, “Rhode Island College is a natural choice to establish the GreenDependence Scholars Program. RIC is not only one of the country’s finest academic institutions; they are leaders in the campus sustainability movement and personify the principles of GreenDependence.” RIC is one of only five colleges selected to serve as a pilot institution for the GreenDependence program, which is designed to help a student achieve his or her career aspirations as well as take personal action in the area of sustainability on campus, at home and eventually in their professional careers. Ron Pitt, RIC vice president for academic affairs, said, “Rhode Island College is excited to be part of the green movement and educate students for a sustainable future. We are grateful for the funding from the National Grid Foundation and look forward to supporting a RIC student who is pursuing a career in sustainability.”


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