BankRI grant supports local students’ business ideas

AT THE END of this past school year, four students from Highlander Charter School in Providence were awarded a Shark Tank Scholarship to advance their business ideas and explore entrepreneurship after presenting their projects to a panel of judges through the school’s Aspiring Business Owners and Entrepreneurs pilot program. Funds used to support the scholarships were provided by a Bank Rhode Island charitable grant. Pictured from left: Manny Barrows, senior vice president and team leader, BankRI; students Jeremy Anim, Kaelyn Rodriguez, Nicole Benitez and Nicholas Middlemiss; and Will Tsonos, senior vice president and director of commercial banking, BankRI. / COURTESY BANK RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – At the close of the 2017-18 school year, four Highlander Charter School students shared in a total of $2,000 worth of Shark Tank Scholarships from Bank Rhode Island to advance their business ideas and explore entrepreneurship. A new addition to Highlander’s Aspiring Business Owners and Entrepreneurs pilot program, the competition, styled after the…

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