URI Narragansett Indian Undergraduate Scholarship
School Specific:  URI
No Due Date

URI is excited to announce the creation of the Narragansett Indian Undergraduate Scholarship for students of Narragansett Indian ancestry who have been accepted to a URI undergraduate program. This scholarship provides full, in-state tuition and fees for up to four years, as well as an additional grant of up to $5,000 based on full-time enrollment. 

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to being accepted into an undergraduate degree program, students must have:

  • A tribal enrollment identification card or an official letter from the tribal administration that confirms membership through a direct family member (parent).
  • An official FAFSA on file and all verification requirements completed.

Interested students can complete the Narragansett Scholarship Contact Form to receive additional information. 

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US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
DUE to School Counselors' Office by January 6.

Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school 
seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. The monies must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

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Big Future Scholarship Opportunities
Multiple entry application
1st deadlines - October 31st
2nd deadlines - February 28th

There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements. It’s easy to enter scholarship drawings each month. Simply complete one of the steps before the deadline, and you’ll be automatically entered to win $500 and $40,000! Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year have extra chances at scholarships because they’re eligible for two entries each drawing.

Big Future Application Link

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Community 2000 Scholarships

DUE: MARCH 10, 2023

**Scholarship applications must be  EMAILED TO SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE by STUDENT and a HARD COPY of scholarship packet given to School Counselors' Offices for mailing.
The Community 2000 Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and technical training scholarships.

Scholarship Details

Community 2000 provides need-based scholarships, supporting residents of Charlestown, Hopkinton or Richmond going on to college or seeking additional technical training including students who attend charter or other private high schools.  Students from towns other than Charlestown, Hopkinton or Richmond who attend Chariho are also eligible. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate at least a modest level of financial need

While scholarship winners are most often graduating high school seniors, students in any year of their undergraduate studies may apply.  Community 2000 scholarships are renewable annually for up to four years, thereby providing continued support throughout the undergraduate experience.  And, students in selected degree programs that require more than four years, e.g., engineering, physical therapy or pharmacy, may apply for a 5th and/or 6th year of support.  In recent scholarship years, thirty plus scholarships have been given to a pipeline of college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
C 2000 Scholarship Application 2023.pdf

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Westerly Elks #678 Scholarship
DUE:  April 4, 2023 to the School Counseling Office for Processing and Mailing

The Westerly Elks #678 Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is for Chariho students who have good academics and demonstrate community service and volunteerism. Application, Letter of Recommendation, and Transcript are needed.  School counselors will review all applications and send the 10 best to the Elks for final review.

Westerly Elks Lodge 678 Scholarship Application 2023.pdf
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Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarship
DUE TO SCHOOL COUNSELORS' OFFICE by April 5, 2023 for processing and mailing

Two $6000 scholarships awarded annually.  Applicant shall be a RI resident attending a RI high school, a US Citizen, and have applied to and been accepted into an accredited 4-year college or school majoring in a visual arts field. Approved areas of student include:
  • Photographic Studies
  • Fashion Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Education
  • Animation
  • Commercial Arts
  • Textile Arts
  • Studio Arts

Informational Flyer and application:  2023 Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarship.pdf

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Academic Advantage Scholarship Grant

Seniors Only         Due to School Counselors' Office by April 7, 2023

Academic Advantage is offering a graduating senior the opportunity to apply for a scholarship grant.  This award will be based on academic record, extra-curricular activities, community service, and school recommendation.  

More information and an application can be obtained at or by calling (401) 921-5860.

Applications are to be submitted through the Academic Advantage website.  Supplemental materials will be turned into School Counselors' offices for mailing.

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HopArts Buscaglia Scholarship

Seniors Only
Online Application:  Deadline - April 15, 2023, by Midnight.

HopArts John Buscaglia Memorial Art Scholarship:  
A one-time $2,050 scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2023 to a 2023 Chariho graduating senior who aspires to a career in art. The local HopArts Studio Trail nonprofit organization offers this award in MEMORY of John Buscaglia, a longtime trail artist.

Applicants will be judged on:

●     Statement of future plans
●     Statement of commitment to art
●     Attached artwork
●     Reference from art teacher/s

Apply here: John Buscaglia Scholarship Application

HopArts Buscaglia Scholarship 2023.pdf

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Sylvia Overend Memorial Scholarship
DUE:  April 17, 2023--emailed directly to the organization

The Sylvia Overend Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Sylvia Dobson Overend, a Chariho Middle School teacher and middle school Drama Club advisor, who passed away in 2019 from a rare form of Leukemia.

She took great pride in the CMS Drama Club, building it into an organization that grew in numbers every year, with Sylvia directing larger and larger productions. She had a knack for get young actors to come out of their shell, and project confidence in their performances. In addition to her love of the theater, Mrs. Overend had a passion for singing. She was a member of the Christ Church Choir, and a former member of the Chorus of Westerly.

 Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each year- one to a graduating Senior member of the CHS Drama Club, and one to a graduating Senior member of the CHS Chorus, who plan on furthering their education after graduating. Only one application per student (you cannot apply for both). Applications will be due annually on April 17th (Sylvia’s birthday!) and will be presented at the annual Scholarship Awards night.

Sylvia Overend Memorial Scholarship 2023.docx.pdf
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RISLA Knowledge for College Scholarship
DUE:  Monthly through May 1 (every year)

General Information:

  • RI resident, high school seniors can enter just by answering 3 multiple choice financial literacy questions once per month 
  • 3 winners of $2,000 each will be randomly selected on the first day of the following month starting May 1 through April 30 of the following year.
  • Note: Students can win only once per academic year, therefore the student winners chosen in May have no need to re-enter for the remainder of monthly drawings
  • Students who enter all 12 months consecutively during May through April but did not win are qualified for the bonus drawing also held in May for two additional winner. We will be awarding scholarships to 50 students, totaling $100,000.

For more information and to enter, visit:



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RI Army National Guard Scholarship
The RI National Guard Minuteman Scholarship requires membership in the Rhode Island Army National Guard, but can cover full tuition/fees or room and board (10K cap), $1,200 book stipend, $420 monthly ROTC Cadet stipend, $338-$480 per month drill pay, and more. 

Scholarship recipients serve in the Rhode Island Army National Guard while also attending college as an ROTC cadet, upon graduation they are commissioned as Second Lieutenants.  

The one page flyer attached includes eligibility requirements. 

Anyone interested should contact CW4 Henry Storm at 
[email protected] / (401) 275-1224. 

Minuteman Scholarship Overview.pdf
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Affordable Colleges Online College Guides
Intended For Everyone

Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the not-for-profit universities and colleges in Rhode Island that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:   Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution Additionally, our site helps high school students research post-secondary options by providing content-rich resources including financial aid guidebooks, accredited college search tools, and free open online courses (MOOCs) from national universities such as MIT and UC Berkeley. Our Rhode Island colleges guide can be accessed here at no-cost:
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Tuition Break for RI Residents
Intended For Seniors

The program is relevant to students who find that their intended program of study is not offered by the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College or the Community College of Rhode Island. The Regional Student Program provides a tuition break to Rhode Island residents, who are enrolled in approved degree programs at public colleges and universities in the five other New England states.

For more information or to see if your major qualifies for the tuition break, visit New England Board of Higher Education's website at
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RI Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
Intended For Everyone

There are many scholarships managed by the RI Foundation which are administered by designated schools and organizations. If, in looking through the opportunities on the RI Foundation website and you think you qualify for one of these opportunities, contact the person or organization listed in the directory. The RI Foundation website is
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Redfin Scholarship
Intended For Seniors

Scholarship Details This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education. We are looking forward to reading each submission! To apply, in 800 words or less, answer the following question: "When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons."

How to Apply The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.

For more information and to apply, visit:
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Affordable Colleges Database Resource from the RI Dept. of Education
Intended For Everyone


Receiving a scholarship can truly be a life-changing gift. Imagine receiving an acceptance letter from your dream school only to find out you won’t be able to afford it. A scholarship can be the deciding factor that allows you to pursue a degree at your top pick and be financially stable.

Luckily for students in search of financial aid, there are many options available. It can often be overwhelming trying to find the right scholarships and that’s where AffordableCollege wants to help students. This new Scholarship Database offers over 20,000 sortable scholarships based on: Location, Major, GPA, Ethnicity, and more. In addition, the site offers answers to frequently asked questions by students, such asavoiding scholarship scams and tips on applying for scholarships.
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Raise Me Scholarship
Intended For Everyone

RaiseMe partners with colleges and universities to offer students scholarships starting in the 9th grade. Get scholarships for college for your high school achievements.  For more information and to create an account, visit
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clear - College Resources/Financial Aid
Intended For Everyone

RaiseMe partners with colleges and universities to offer students scholarships starting in the 9th grade. Get scholarships for college for your high school achievements.  For more information and to create an account, visit
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The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship is for Women and each quarter they award $1,000 and a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals.

Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

Award: $1,000

Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year


  • Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must identify as female.


The scholarship sponsor welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!

For more information and to apply, visit

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RI Scholarship Search (RI Student Loan Authority)
Search through hundreds of hard to find local scholarships using RI Student Loan Authority 

RI Scholarship Search
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RI Student Loan Authority Scholarships
Intended for Everyone

Millions of dollars are awarded each year in private scholarships. Scholarship searches can be huge research projects but it can be well worth your efforts when you get free money for college. Borrow less when you receive scholarship money.

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