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CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship (Now Open May 2022)

Congratulations to our 2021 CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Winners!

  • Alyssa Graham

  • Matt Silva

  • Skylar DeGraw

  • Alyssa Storm




The CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship is set up to benefit the Soldiers and families of the Rhode Island National Guard. This year the MPRA-RI will offer two (2) $1500.00 scholarships to its members and their families as well as and two (2) $500.00 scholarships to currently serving members of the Rhode Island National Guard (RING).  


  • Members of the MPRA-RI (to include auxiliary members) and their select family members (spouse, children, adopted/step-children, grand children) are eligible to receive the scholarship. 


  • Currently serving members of the RING (Army/Air)


The application period will open May 01, 2022 and will close on June 30, 2022.


Below you will find the Scholarship Application as well as the 2022 Scholarship Announcement.



  • 2022 CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Announcement  

  • 2022 CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Application 


Applications are also available through the MPRA-RI officers via email or phone at or (203) 907-8985.

Applications should be emailed to the MPRA-RI at or mailed to the following:


ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. BOX 2151
North Kingstown, RI 02852


Applications will then go in front of the CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Committee. The committee reviews each application and decides on the winners. 

  • Current Scholarship Committee:

    • Chairman, MPRA-RI President, Sean Fitzpatrick

      • Member, LTC Dennis Pineault

      • Member, CSM Clarke Hall

      • Member, MAJ Dom Fruci

      • Member, COL(R) Lonnie Barham

      • Member, CSM(R) Robert Wall

      • Member, SFC(R) Bill Noyes


Scholarships will be awarded at a time and place to be announced sometime between August and September 2022.

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