Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows Program

The Rhode Island Foundation

Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows Program was established in 2007 in honor of Beatrice. The program provides a fund of $1,000 to $20,000 to support a student who wishes to pursue foreign language study.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Applicants can be undergraduate students or graduate students.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Residence:
    The program is offered to Rhode Island residents.
  • College:
    Preference will be given to applicants from the University of Rhode Island who meet the qualifications.
  • Major/Career:
    The fellowship is open to applicants who wishes to pursue foreign language study.
  • Other Benefits:
    The Fellowship may support the costs of tuition, fees, travel, housing, living expenses, and other costs.

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Applications will be judged according to the following selection criteria:- Evaluation of the applicants dedication to foreign language learning. - The likelihood that the proposed program of study will promote a high level of foreign language fluency. - Promoting a diversity of languages studied, program types, and individuals receiving fellowships.
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation; please follow the directions in the application and supply the instructions found in the link: to your recommenders
  • Other Materials:
    The applicant must also submit their Program budget. Attach a detailed budget using the provided BUDGET TEMPLATE in this link: and a proof of Rhode Island residency (only if not currently a student at a Rhode Island college or university).

Contact Information