RISD Council of PTAs Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. J.J. Pearce

Applications process is complete for the 2019-2020 RISD Council Scholarship. Thank you for participating. 


The funds for the scholarships are provided by donations from the community, the local PTAs of RISD Council and proceeds from the RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair. To donate to the Scholarship Fund please contact the Council Treasurer.

RISD Council of PTAs Scholarship Committee receives and reviews applications each spring for:

  • Graduating senior scholarships for those attending 4-year institutions
  • Graduating senior scholarships for those attending 2-year institutions or trade schools 
  • Teacher scholarships for those enrolled in higher education or seeking training through workshops/seminars 

Student scholarships are awarded on scholastic record, character, extra-curricular activities and financial need.

Teacher scholarship application requires employment by the RISD for one full academic year prior to application and continued employment in the district the following year.

Questions? Contact Scholarship Chair

Joseph Jones Pearce served as RISD superintendent from 1946 to 1977. Dr. Pearce died in September of 1995, but his devotion to the education of Richardson youth continues through the memorial scholarship fund.

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