A Record $78,000 Scholarships Awarded

$78,000 in college scholarships awarded to 4th and 5th grade students in 2014.


Over the course of three days in November, 78 4th and 5th grade students earned their $1,000 college scholarship, a framed Certificate of Achievement and a Read to Succeed Scholar medal for their successful completion of the 2014 Read to Succeed Summer Program. This celebration at three South Providence partner schools includes students, parents, teachers, and Read to Succeed board members and donors. This is a record number of students receiving a $1,000 college scholarship, and represents the second year of a bold five-year plan that adds a new grade of students annually until all students at Community Preparatory School, Highlander Charter School and Bishop McVinney Catholic Elementary School are enrolled. Each of the 78 students read six books over the summer from a list provided by their teachers, purchased by Read to Succeed and sponsored by the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation and the Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children Foundation. After passing a comprehension exam for each book or completing a written book report, these students became eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in their name within the Rhode Island Collegeboundfund, the state’s 529B college saving plan. This was a great celebration of their achievements in reading over the summer.

Kyle Reichman