East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society Establishes Scholarship Fund for East Greenwich High School Students
The East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society (“EGHPS”) is pleased to announce the establishment of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society Scholarship. Seniors graduating from East Greenwich High School who have demonstrated an interest in history and history-focused community service are eligible for this $1,000 grant toward tuition at a two or four year institution. The EGHPS has now established a permanent fund for the Scholarship at the Rhode Island Foundation. We hope to offer additional monies toward the scholarship or additional scholarship awards over time as the fund grows through investments or additional donations. For school years 2022 and beyond, the EGHPS Scholarship will be administered by the East Greenwich High School.
The EGHPS is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization entirely run by volunteers that seeks to connect the local community to our shared public history. If you would like to make a donation to the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society Scholarship, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements through the Rhode Island Foundation.
The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. Working with generous and visionary donors, the Foundation raised $68 million and awarded a record $87 million in grants in 2020. Since its centennial five years ago, the Foundation has awarded more than $284 million in grants and has raised more than $328 million. Through leadership, fundraising and grant-making activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential.
2021 EGHPS Scholarship Recipient
The 2021 recipient of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society Scholarship is East Greenwich High School graduating senior David Amirsandi. David has volunteered dozens of hours with the EGHPS and engaged in original scholarship to study 1940 presidential candidate Wendell Willkie’s visit to East Greenwich among many other topics. David has also devoted hours to maintenance of EGHPS’ archives and local history topics. David plans to attend the University of Rhode Island and study electrical engineering. EGHPS is proud to award the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society Scholarship to David and looks forward to many years of supporting East Greenwich students with a love of history.