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 science, technology, engineering, math, design, healthcare and other key sectors, by defraying student loan payments for up to four years. STEM & Healthcare list 2023
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.
**EVEN IF YOUR FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN IS PARTICIPATING IN THE CARES ACT FORBEARANCE AND YOU'VE MADE NO PAYMENTS ON YOUR LOANS YOU STILL ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY! **
START YOUR RHODE ISLAND STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF TODAY!
The Wavemaker Fellowship application is now CLOSED.
Please join our email list (link below) to be aware of the Opening of our next round of applications.
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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.