The Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. Scholarship

Considered to be one of the most exciting and charismatic leaders in the City of Providence, Rhode Island’s history, Vincent “Buddy” A. Cianci Jr. served as Mayor from 1974-1984 and 1991-2002. On September 23rd, 1999, Mayor Cianci became the longest serving Mayor in Providence’s history. Throughout his time in office in between, he showed his love for Providence and Rhode Island in immeasurable ways. Buddy championed the city’s residents through support of the arts, the culinary scene, and the growth of Providence as a tourism destination.

The Cianci Educational Foundation honors his legacy in supporting Rhode Island residents in high school seeking higher education. The Foundation is dedicated to further enhance the educational spirit of arts, economy, urban development, health care, and politics through financial support and initiatives that raise awareness.

We invite you to help carry on his legacy by applying for one of three Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. Scholarships we provide each year. Two scholarships will be awarded to Providence high school seniors and one to a high school senior from within the other cities and towns in Rhode Island. Each scholarship awarded is for two years of college education at $2,500 each year, totaling $5,000.