About the Scholarship

The students of Rhode Island State who are not able to pursue postsecondary education due to financial need are offered the Rhode Island State Grant by the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA).

The grant program helps students of the state who are enrolled in an accredited university or college for postsecondary education to meet the educational expenses associated with attaining a degree.


Rhode Island State Grant Awards

  • Eligible students are selected by the scholarship committee of the RIHEAA. The number of awards and the amount granted varies every year depending on the funding received by the organization and the number of students applied for the grant program.

  • The grant amount varies from a range of $250 to $500 per year. The amount may increase up to $2000 per year based on the funding.

  • The grant program is renewable up to 3 years after the initial year. The students must be eligible on the basis of certain criteria.


Rhode Island State Grant Application

  • The grant program is available to the residents of the state of Rhode Island. The students who are pursuing postsecondary education at an accredited university or college in the state are awarded the grant program on the basis of the financial need.

  • Students are expected to maintain good academic standing in order to be a recipient of the grant program,

  • The applicants must complete the FAFSA procedures before applying for the grant program as the students are eligible only if they are eligible FAFSA applicant.


Rhode Island State Grant Application Deadline

The application process including FAFSA must be completed and submitted by 1st March. No application will be accepted past the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Rhode Island resident.

  • The applicant must be enrolled at least at a half-time basis in a postsecondary undergraduate degree or certificate program.

  • The student must be eligible for federal student aid programs.

  • The student should produce financial need.

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