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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 science, technology, engineering, math, design, healthcare, teachers and other key sectors, by defraying student loan payments for up to four years.  InDemand Roles/Job Titles 2024

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 Wavemaker Fellowship application will launch in the Summer of 2024!

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Required Documents

View a list of required documents, and download the required employer endorsement form in advance of completing the application.

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Please be sure to have all required documents ready to upload as your application must be completed in one session.

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