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You still have time to make a difference!

Our Annual Appeal goal of $35,000 is within reach! To date, donors have contributed $31,400!  A very big thank you to all who have already donated. Donations received by February 28 fund our 2017 scholarships that will be presented in May.




In Their Own Words - Thank You

Chance. Hope. Success. That's what this scholarship means to me, It took a Chance on my skills and education, My Hope of entering college became a reality with the donation and dedication of the donors and finally, all that's left is to become the first-generation college student in my family. And to me, that is Success.

Steve Pouriet, Sophomore, Providence College

I live by a Ghandi quote, "You must be the change you wish to be."  Without Hope High School Dollars for Scholars, I wouldn't be able to truly fulfill this goal. I so appreciate this opportunity and I am not taking it for granted. College has given me the opportunity to find strengths I didn't know I had and it's the most AMAZING experience of my life.  I cannot begin to explain how much I appreciate my college education.

Blanca Colato, Freshman, Community College of RI


Good News! If you haven't yet donated, there is still time to do so.

Your donation will make it possible for students like Steve and Blanca to be the first in their families to attend college to find their life's passion, and perhaps more importantly, to have a bright, meaningful future.

So, help us meet our goal and Click Here to donate or mail your check, payable to Hope High Dollars for Scholars, to:

Barbara Shapiro, Treasurer

c/o HMS Financial Group, Suite 210

333 Elm Street

Dedham, MA 02026


As an all-volunteer board, we are always interested in seeking new volunteers to work with us. There are many ways to participate. Please contact Christina Ricci, email: cpricci1@gmail.com or phone: 617-833-1611.







2016 Award Recipients



for our

2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner

Tuesday May 9, 2017


4:30 PM Meet and Greet

6:00 PM Dinner

Shriners Imperial Room

One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI



If you and/or your business are interested in becoming a dinner sponsor,

Please contact Christina Ricci, HHDfS Fundraising Chair, 617-833-1611


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Our 2012 Recipients Have Graduated from College - Celebrating Their Success!

You helped make their college dreams reality!


Pictured left to right:

Kristy Berdugo, Alexia Arriaza, Christian Velasquez, Kayla Zarzuela, Alaina Moise, Angeline Gwein


Congratulations to all!

Our first recipient group holds a special place in our hearts.

They cannot thank you enough for believing in them.



HHDfS is  proud to share the achievements of our 2012 scholarship recipients. 


Alexia Arriaza - graduated University of Rhode Island, December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish.  Alexia is currently working at Horton Interpreting Inc. as a medical interpreter and plans to pursue a Masters in Spanish.


Kristy Berdugo - began University of Rhode Island as a chemistry major, but fell in love with animal science.  Kristy will graduate May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She hopes to work in a research lab or pursue a veterinary degree upon graduation.


Angeline Gwein - is a May 2016 graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA with a major in psychology. She is employed by APM PHILA as a case worker supporting families moving through the court system. 


Alaina Moise - attends Ithaca College majoring in Applied Psychology with a Pre-Med concentration.  Alaina will graduate December 2016 with plans to apply to dental school.


Christian Velasquez - graduated University of Rhode Island May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and minors in Psychology and Spanish.  He is currently employed by City Year, Providence, RI as a mentor/tutor for at-risk students.  He plans to pursue a Masters in Psychology.


Kayla Zarzuela - is currently a 5 year undergraduate at University of Rhode Island with a double major, maintaining a 3.00 GPA. Kayla will graduate May 2017 and is looking to pursue a  graduate program in social work.






 Hope High Dollars for Scholars ®

Greater Providence Business Leaders Scholarship Program (GPBLS)


This is a great opportunity for area businesses to support college scholarships for Hope seniors who need your help. We make it easy to participate with three options:



 Louis B.  Mendelsohn, CEO of Market Technolgies,LLC,  shares his experience and views on business participation.

Ultimately, sustaining and growing a business depends on quality employees and a growing customer base. Through HHDfS, our community has an opportunity to strengthen our future by supporting well-educated employees and potential leaders for the next generation.  What better way to support the RI business ecosystem than to help capable, financially-challenged Hope High seniors further their education.  Program details click here!


For more information about this program, please contact:  Christina Ricci, Fundraising Chair: 617-833-1611 or cpricci1@gmail.com.





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