Q: Who was Erika Niedowski?

A: Great question. It is best answered by reading the “About Erika” page.

Q: Who is eligible for this scholarship?

A: Erika’s wishes were to support a Black student from Rhode Island. The amount will be $1,000 per year, and is renewable if the student continues to maintain the requirements for eligibility. The board is working on the exact requirements for eligibility for this scholarship. This information will be available when the scholarship is open.

Q: What are the qualifications for this scholarship?

A. Erika’s wishes were to support a Black student from Rhode Island and the board is working on the qualifications for this scholarship. The student must have at least a final 3.0 GPA from their high school. To renew the scholarship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at their college.

Q: Who decides who will get the scholarship?

A: Our Board of Directors will review all applications and make decisions on who will receive the scholarship. You can find more information about us here at the Our Organization page.

Q: Can I spend the scholarship money on anything I want?

A. The scholarship funds must be used for college educational needs.

Q: How can I contribute to the scholarship fund?

A: Thank you, yes. Please see our Donors page. We accept checks, credit cards and stock donations. We are happy to accept one-time donations and we would love to work with you as an annual recurring donor. One of Erika’s wishes was that the donation amount is something that is meaningful to you.

Q. Is this organization designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by the IRS?

A. Yes. Our Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is available as needed, on request. We are incorporated in the state of Rhode Island as the Erika Niedowski Memorial Scholarship.

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