CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship (CLOSED Till 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. Each year the MPRA-RI offers at least two (2) $1,000.00 scholarships to its members and those currently serving and retired from the Rhode Island National Guard (RING).  


Members of the MPRA-RI (to include auxiliary members), Members of the RING (Army/Air) and their immediate family members (spouse, children, adopted/step-children) are eligible to receive the scholarship. 


The application period typically opens in January and closes in April.


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



  • 2022 CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Announcement  (TBP)

  • 2022 CSM Edward McConnell Scholarship Application (TBP)


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

Applications should be emailed to the MPRA-RI at rhodeislandmpra@gmail.com or mailed to the following:


ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. BOX 8668
Warwick, RI 02888


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 Stephen Guertin​

      • Member, SGM Clarke Hall

      • Member, CSM(R) Thomas Rezendes

      • Member, SFC(R) Bill Noyes


Scholarships are awarded each year at the MPRA-RI Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament typically occurs in May.