Every year, talented graduates are faced with the decision of where to start their careers. The Wavemaker Fellowship provides a financial incentive for graduates pursuing a career or starting a business in Rhode Island in technology, engineering, design and other key sectors, by defraying student loan payments for up to four years.
The program offers qualifying individuals a refundable Tax Credit Certificate worth the value of their annual student loan burden for up to four years. In addition to the financial benefit, Fellows are invited to participate in various personal and professional development programs, social and professional networking opportunities, community-based events and more.
The application period for the Wavemaker Fellowship has closed. We hope to open applications again soon; sign up for our email list to be notified of the next round!
Click here for a list of the 2019 Wavemaker Fellowship recipients.
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Review the application instructions and eligibility requirements.
Find responses to questions about the Wavemaker Fellowship program, required application materials, and the application process.
View a list of required documents, and download the required employer endorsement form in advance of completing the application.
Please be sure to have all required documents ready to upload as your application must be completed in one session.