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Deadline to submit applications: Friday, April 7, 2023

ABOUT ALICE SULLIVAN: Alice Sullivan’s time as a teacher and administrator at East Providence High School spanned four decades. Her contributions to Rhode Island’s student-athletes, especially girls, extended much, much further than that. The driving force behind girls sports being added to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League in the late 1960s, Sullivan became the league’s director of girls sports and then its first assistant executive director. By the time she stepped down from her position at the RIIL in 1996, the league was offering 14 sports for girls. Even after her retirement, Sullivan continued to work tirelessly to ensure that girls received the best athletic opportunities possible until her death in November 2003 at the age of 78. Shortly after her passing, a foundation and scholarship was created in Sullivan’s name “to sustain in perpetuity Alice Sullivan’s life, character and enthusiasm for girls athletics.”

The Alice Sullivan Memorial Fund

Purpose: The purpose of the fund is to sustain in perpetuity Alice Sullivan’s life, character and enthusiasm for girls athletics.

Qualifications: The monies generated can be used but not limited to: Scholarship(s) to female high school and/or female collegiate student-athletes who express interest in coaching and/or officiating female sports; sponsoring speakers for female high school or collegiate events; sponsoring female high school workshops or conferences.

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Alice Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2007 - Donielle Mattoon, Coventry High School, and Tara McCarthy, La Salle Academy

2008 – Ariel Teixeira, Mt. Hope High School

2009 - Eliza Foresti, Mt. St. Charles Academy

2010 – Meghan McMullen, Mt. Hope High School

2011 - Alaina DeNoncour, Johnston Senior High School

2012 – Brooke Pacheco, Mt. Hope High School

2013 – Stephanie Beaudette, Bay View Academy

2014 – Margaret M. Thorsen, La Salle Academy

2015 – Rebecca J. Sprague, Scituate High School

2016 – Victoria M. Gendreau, Mt. Hope High School

2017 – Michaela J. Dolan, Smithfield High School

2018 – Courtney Lambrese, Cranston High School West

2019 – Madison Flaxington, Lincoln High School

2020 – Sofia Calderon Alzate, Cranston High School East
2021 – Cassandra Cirella, Toll Gate High School
2022 - Elizabeth Walsh, La Salle Academy
2023 - Julianna Colbert, Burrillville High School