About the Scholarship

Rhode Island Academic Promise Program scholarship was established and is sponsored by Governor Gina Raimondo in the year 2017 and awarded by the organization RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.

The scholarship award provide financial assistance to those eligible candidates who are interested to grow their careers in a postsecondary degree or credential. It gives financial support to pay for tuition fees, mandatory fees, and direct educational expenses.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Applications are available on the official website of the organization and all the applicants must access the online application by logging in into their account to fill in the online form in order to apply for this scholarship.

  • Students must have a RIHEAA calculated financial need of at least $1,000 to be eligible for a RI state award.
  • In addition, a student must also fill and submit the FAFSA application form to determine his/her family's financial position to pay for their education.
  • A student must submit the official scorecards of the ACT/SAT to demonstrate the completion of the graduation semester as well as academic performance.

  • Additionally, a student must also submit two reference letters and personal letters.

Scholarship Award Amount

The amount awarded for this scholarship is $250 to $750 per year and is renewable up to three additional years after filling FAFSA form. The number of awards given to each eligible candidate per year varies depends on the number of eligible candidates applied for this scholarship and the availability of the fund amount.


All the required documents and forms must be sent to the concerned department no later than March 1st to be eligible for the scholarship. Any application form sent post-deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applied candidate must be a student of the community College of Rhode Island and be residing in Rhode Island.

  • He/she must be an eligible non-US citizen or legal resident of the United States.

  • Candidates must be a graduate or undergraduate student.

  • A student must be enrolled in a six hours credit per semester or twelve clock hours per week.

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