Reserve Officers Association, RI Department

RIROA/COL Paul P. Pederzani Memorial Scholarship

The Rhode Island Department of the Reserve Officers Association is a professional organization representing military officers from all service branches.  As a way of supporting its membership a number of annual scholarships are awarded based solely  on academic and individual achievements.  The amount of a single award may be for up to $1000.00.  However, should the Award Committee determine that there are numerous deserving applicants awards may be divided as appropriate.  Presentation of the award will take place at the departmentís annual Scholarship Awards Night in late Spring at a date to be determined.


 1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the Rhode Island Department of the Reserve Officers Association or an immediate family member thereof, to include spouse, children, or grandchildren.

 2. Applicant must be a high school senior/graduate who has been accepted at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school, or an enrolled higher education undergraduate or graduate student.  Awards are conditional upon acceptance or enrollment.

 3. Applicant must complete this application in full.  Incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications received after the deadline noted below.  Insure that all questions are answered; if no information is available or the question is not applicable so indicate by writing N/A.

 4. Unsuccessful applicants may continue to apply each year.  NOTE---PRIOR RIROA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE INELIGIBLE FOR SUBSEQUENT AWARDS!

 5. Applicant must furnish copies of College Board exam scores (SAT, GMAT, etc., if applicable) and high school or college transcripts with this fully completed application. Applicant is strongly encouraged to furnish any additional information that may be helpful to the selection committee. All furnished information will be kept strictly confidential and will be destroyed after the selection process is completed.

 6. In order to be considered for an award, this application form must be completed and postmarked no later than April 15th and forwarded to:

 LTC(R) Bob Galvanin
Secretary, RIROA 
31 Canoe River Drive
Mansfield, MA 02048

CLICK HERE for the scholarship application


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