Rosanne Somerson Fund

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Rosanne Somerson

Your gift to the Rosanne Somerson 76 Fund supports a Presidential Fellowship and undergraduate scholarships.

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The Rosanne Somerson Fund supports a Presidential Fellowship and undergraduate scholarships. Created and launched during her presidency to recruit the most outstanding students to pursue graduate studies at RISD, the Society of Presidential Fellows provides full-tuition fellowships, mentoring and professional development for it's members. In addition, the Rosanne Somerson Fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students with financial need.

Initiated by a generous gift from the Board of Trustees, the Rosanne Somerson Fund was established in 2015 in honor of President Somerson. Calendar year 2021 marked 50 years of engagement with RISD and the awarding of President Emerita status to President Somerson. To celebrate these milestones and the retirement of RISD's first alumna president, gifts can be made to Rhode Island School of Design to support the Rosanne Somerson Fund.