Richard B Dunne Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Richard B. Dunne Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

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The Richard B. Dunne, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (formerly "The New North Kingstown High School Scholarship Fund") was formed in 2001 to celebrate the opening of the new North Kingstown High School building. The fund was renamed in 2008 to honor Richard Dunne, a longtime teacher at the high school who was instrumental in creating and fundraising for the scholarship. Dunne died unexpectedly in August 2007.

Since its establishment, the fund has distributed 69 scholarships valued at more than $66,750 to members of the NKHS graduating class. Richard always believed that education comes in all shapes and sizes.  Keeping with this vision, we award $1,000 scholarships to students attending 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges and vocational/technical schools.

Our annual photo contest is the primary fundraising event for the scholarships. 
rivate contributions and auto donations are also gratefully accepted. 


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Richard B. Dunne Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Sixth Annual
Photography Contest 

The 6th Annual RBD Memorial Scholarship Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Open to amateur shutterbugs of all ages, the contest features separate divisions for adults and students.

New this year - This year's contest features updated age categories and a special themed category - “Airplanes” - open to photographers of all ages. Entries for all divisions must be e-mailed or post-marked by Friday, March 20, 2015.

Richard Dunne was an avid photographer as well as a teacher at North Kingstown High School for nearly 40 years. Funds raised through this contest will be used to provide scholarships to future NKHS graduates who exemplify Mr. Dunne’s dedication to a well-rounded education.

  • Photo contest overview
  • Show us your Airplane shots!
  • How do I submit my photos?
  • Complete contest rules
  • Deadline - Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Great prizes & winning photos published in local newspapers


Click here to view winning photos from previous contests

December 2014 NEW
Registration open:6th Annual Photo Contest Deadline 3/20/2015
October 2014
NKHS Classes of '88 & '89 donate $2,000 to RBD Memorial Fund
September 2014
NKHS Class of '79 donates $500 to RBD Memorial Fund
June 2014
Six $1,000 scholarships awarded to NKHS seniors
February 2014
Fifth Annual Photo Contest winners!
June 2013
Six scholarships awarded to NKHS seniors
February 2013
Fourth Annual Photo Contest winners!
June 2012
Six scholarships awarded to NKHS seniors
February 2012
Third Annual photo contest winners!
January 2012
Auto donations gratefully accepted
June 2011
Six scholarships awarded to NKHS seniors
February 2011
Second Annual Photo Contest winners!
June 2010
Six scholarships awarded to NKHS seniors
October 2009
Photo Contest winners announced!

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