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The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is requesting applications to the 2019 ARTS Scholarships program.  The ARTS Scholarships program, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, awards up to $500 in financial assistance to each of 30 winning Rhode Island students (15 from Providence, 15 from other Rhode Island communities) for summer arts education programs. 


To be eligible, a student must:

  • be aged 11 - 14 by June 1, 2019
  • reside in and attend school in Rhode Island
  • demonstrate artistic ability and interest
  • demonstrate financial need
  • submit a completed application


All applications must be filled out completely and correctly, signed by the student, the parent or guardian, and the student’s sponsor and submitted with supporting materials no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.


Applications, guidelines, and summer arts program lists are available through the links below or can be picked up at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at 401-574-3105.






Iris Baird – Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Mariama Bandabaila – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jessica Bouressa – Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Brianna Callahan – Warwick Veterans Junior High School, Warwick

Betzaida Deleon Ruiz – Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Liam DeRosa – St. Paul School, Cranston

Isabella Errante – Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Catherine Galipeau – St. Pius V School, Providence

Joanly Gomez – Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Sherlyn Gomez – Sophia Academy, Providence

Kayliana Hamilton – Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, Woonsocket

Destiny Horan – John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Maria Ixchop – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Alice Kinney – Sophia Academy, Providence

Joshua Kline – St. Philip School, Greenville

Kaelyn Kohanski – Sophia Academy, Providence

Vanessa Linden – Homeschooled, North Kingstown

Jarilyn Lizana – Sophia Academy, Providence

Christina LoPresti – St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport

Maya Madison – Winman Junior High School, Warwick

Olivia McNichols – Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland

Mia Merlino – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Amy Morales – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Lilly Mottram – Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Coventry

Shirley Panadero Dubon – Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Naomi Parker – M. Virginia Cunningham Elementary School, Pawtucket

Nitaya Phothisen - Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Kelly Picozzi – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Abigail Salas – Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Stynece Sanchez – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mariana Saquic – Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jasmine Stevens – St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside


2018 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient:

Alexandra Cowart – Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund


2018 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient:

Neisa Barbosa – St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside

Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund




Congratulations to the 2018 ARTS Scholarships
Winners pictured below!

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2018 Keri Anne O'Donnell Scholarship Recipient
Alexandra Cowart

L to R - Vincent Cerbo, Elizabeth Cowart, Frank O’Donnell, Alexandra Cowart, Don Cowart, Jennifer Cowart​. Photo credit: Corey Martineau/Core Photographic.



2018 Jessie's Dream Scholarship Recipient
Neisa Barbosa


L to R: John Morris, Neisa Barbosa, Dirce Barbosa, Maria Adelaide Barbosa. Photo credit: Corey Martineau/Core Photographic​.