Press Release: East Providence Recreation accepting Dolly Searle Scholarship Applications

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Office of the Mayor                                                                                       

Patricia Resende                                                                                 

Dir. Of Comms & Project Management                                                                                  

(401) 435-7500 Ext 11013                                                                                                                                                                               


East Providence Recreation accepting Dolly Searle Scholarship Applications


EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The East Providence Department of Recreation is currently accepting applications for the Dorman “Dolly” Searle Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is awarded annually to East Providence residents who are graduating seniors of an accredited high school.  Mr. Searle was a longtime East Providence municipal employee who dedicated his time to the development of youth in this community.  Awards in the amount of $1,000.00 are available. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of East Providence
  • Be a high school graduate of an accredited high school in June of 2022
  • Plan to major in Recreation/Physical Education, Fine Arts or Public Service at an accredited college
  • Complete the application including a 300-500 word typed essay stating the reasons why the applicant should be considered for this award and delivered to the Recreation Department by 4:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2022.


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For more information please call the Recreation Department at 401-435-7511.