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Wavemaker Fellowship

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. 

Congratulations to our 2017 cohort of Wavemaker Fellows! For the full list of 2017 Fellows, click here.

The next round of applications will be accepted in the spring of 2018. To be notified of the next round, email wavemaker@commerceri.com

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Required Documents

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