The Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. Scholarship

Considered to be one of the most exciting and charismatic leaders in the City of Providence Rhode Islands history, Vincent ‘Buddy” A Cianci Jr served as Mayor from 1974-1984 and 1991-2002. On September 23, 1999 Mayor Cianci became the longest serving Mayor in Providence’s history. Throughout his time in office and in between he showed his love for Providence and Rhode Island in immeasurable ways. He championed the arts, the culinary scene and the growth of Providence as a tourism destination. The Cianci Educational Foundation honors his legacy in supporting Providence 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 awareness initiatives. We invite you to help carry on this legacy by applying for one of the two Mayor Vincent A Cianci Scholarships we provide each year. Each scholarship awarded is for two year of college education at $2500 each year totaling $5000.

Application deadline has been extended to May 5, 2017. Open to Providence High School students only.