The Women's Council for Development seeks to develop leadership opportunities for all URI women by offering enhanced opportunities for alumnae to interact with and act as role models for students and one another; meaningful programs to generate lasting relationships with URI among students and alumnae; greater participation of alumnae at all levels of University life, including fundraising; an annual scholarship awarded to a female student who holds a leadership position on campus and maintains a 3.0 grade point average. Women's Development Council members are URI alumnae, faculty, and staff who mentor students and fellow alumnae, offering work-life advice and career resources; support programs by planning, sponsoring, and attending events and encouraging fellow alumnae to participate; contribute financially to programs such as the annual scholarship and Council events. Founders' Scholarship Recipient The Women’s Council for Development congratulates Rachael Lomp '16, recipient of the 2015-2016 Founders' Scholarship. Rachael is currently studying nursing and hopes to pursue a job at a Boston hospital after graduating. She has been an EMT, a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and a player on the URI field hockey team.