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Although the smallest state in America, don’t let the size of Rhode Island fool you. Scholarships are large for students and residents of the Ocean State. So, don’t think you have to live in one of the Newport Mansions in order to afford a Rhode Island school, like Brown University, Bryant University, or the University of Rhode Island. If you are a resident or plan to attend a school in Rhode Island, you could add some free college dollars to your savings, too. Check out this directory of scholarships for Rhode Island students, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

This writing contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and home-schooled students who are 16 to 18 years of age. To enter, students must write a two- to three-page essay on one of the topics listed on the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. website regarding the current contest's book.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 14

RDW Group, Inc. Minority Scholarship for Communications

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are studying communications at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students must be from a minority group.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 20

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship program is open to Rhode Island residents who need financial assistance to acquire education toward a master's or doctorate in order to pursue a teaching career in the arts. Applicants may not be a Rhode Island School of Design graduate or seeking a graduate degree from RISD.

Total: $12000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 27

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must be 25 years of age or older and attending any degree-conferring, non-parochial educational college or university within Rhode Island. Students must demonstrate financial need; preference will be given to first-time applicants.

Total: $750 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 27

Rhode Island Association of Former Legislators Scholarship

This scholarship program offers financial assistance to a Rhode Island high school senior who demonstrates outstanding public service.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 27

Patty & Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Rhode Island high school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 28

Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. high school seniors and college students who will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program in the upcoming fall semester. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 and submit an essay.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30

Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for international and U.S. graduate students who specialize or plan to specialize in library work with children. Students must plan to attend an institution that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

James J. Burns and C. A. Haynes Textile Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students who are studying textiles at an accredited institution. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 04

United Italian American Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are or will be attending a two- or four-year postsecondary educational institution. Students must demonstrate: superior academic achievement; financial need; and leadership in their school and/or community.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 04

Rhode Island Commission on Women/Freda Goldman Education Award

This award will be given to Rhode Island women to assist with transportation, child-care, tutoring, educational materials, and/or other support services. Preference will be given to highly motivated, self-supporting, low-income women who are completing their first undergraduate degree or certificate program.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 11

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist low-income single parents who reside in Rhode Island in the pursuit of an education beyond high school. Preference will be given to parents currently or previously receiving state aid and those who have been previously incarcerated.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 11