Rhode Island Academic Promise Program

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Amount
Awarded

$750

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Friday
Awarded By:

RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, based on the number of eligible students and the amount of available funds.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Rhode Island.
  4. Must enroll on a half-time basis or more (six credit hours per semester or twelve clock hours per week).
  5. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program that leads to a undergraduate degree or certificate.
  6. Must attend Community College of Rhode Island.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Rhode Island resident undergraduate students at Community College of Rhode Island whose family resources are not sufficient to meet the costs of higher education.

Application requirements for the Rhode Island Academic Promise Program are:

  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Rhode Island Academic Promise Program is designed to provide grants to those students whose family resources are not sufficient to meet the costs of higher education. All students who file a FAFSA by the deadline and list Rhode Island as the legal state of residence will automatically be considered for the state grant program. Students must have a RIHEAA calculated financial need of at least $1,000 to be eligible for a RI state award. The Financial need formula is calculated using tuition and fees, plus a Standard Living Allowance, minus the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), minus estimated Pell Grant. The RI state standard living allowance for dependent students is $5000 and for independent students is $6,000. The EFC is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education using information provided on the FAFSA.

Award Amount: Award amounts range from $250 to $750 annually. Awards can be renewed for up to three years (four years if a student is enrolled in a bona fide five-year program of study) if the student files a new FAFSA, continues to meet all eligibility requirements and maintains satisfactory progress as defined by the institution of enrollment.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 1

Details about this program is available from the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA) website. Students apply for the State Grant by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor for state scholarship/grant consideration after January 1st but on or before March 1st to be considered for the award year. In addition to a complete application, each participating college or university may require students to submit additional forms or supplemental information before scholarship eligibility can be determined. Students should contact his/her institution for additional details.
Contact: Mary Ann Welch
Address: 560 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 100 Warwick, Rhode Island 02886

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