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The COVID Recovery Scholarships are intended to fast-track your path to graduation and will be granted in a first-come, first-served manner.

  • The COVID Recovery High School/GED Scholarship will provide 2020 high school graduates (public, private or homeschooled) or GED recipients who did not attend college within the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 semesters, the opportunity to attend CCRI tuition-free over the next two years. CCRI expects to award approximately 325 scholarships.
  • The COVID Recovery Finish Scholarship will provide students that have completed at least 50% of an undergraduate certificate (~9 credits) or associate degree (~30 credits) from an accredited college, but who have not been enrolled in college within the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 semesters, the opportunity to attend CCRI tuition-free over the next two years. CCRI expects to award approximately 810 scholarships.   

This is a last-dollar scholarship program. These last-dollar scholarships cover any tuition gaps not covered by other federal, state and private grants/scholarships and are paid after all other financial aid resources have been awarded. Students must have completed a current FAFSA and all financial aid requirements to qualify.   

Select a scholarship opportunity below for more information about eligibility and required next steps. 

Eligibility:

  • You must be a Rhode Island resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and fees pursuant to the Residency Policy as adopted by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • 2020 high school graduate (public, private or homeschooled) or earned my GED before 19 years old
  • Didn’t attend college (anywhere) in the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 semesters. CCRI will determine attendance as of October 15, 2020 (Fall) and February 10, 2021. The National Student Clearinghouse will also be used to determine attendance.

Required Next Steps: Classes start September 1

  1. Apply for admission to CCRI. You must enroll in an associate degree program to qualify.
  2. Complete a 21-22 FAFSA and all financial aid requirements.
    • If needed, FAFSA assistance is available at https://www.ccri.edu/eoc/ or by texting 401-310-0730 to schedule your appointment. Select here for our online FAFSA workshops.
  3. Complete Attestation
  4. Submit your official, final high school or GED transcript. Email or text 401-307-3507 with any transcript issues.
  5. Fall 2021 registration is now open. When ready sign-up for a virtual drop-in advising session. Register early to get the best class schedule.

Keeping Your Scholarship:

  • Enroll full-time each semester (12 or more credits).
    • In some cases, students with a documented disability will be able to remain eligible while taking fewer than 12 credits per semester.
  • Enroll each semester for two years. Fall and spring semesters required.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Earn 30 credits each year
  • In October 2021, complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA and all financial aid requirements

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Eligibility:

  • You must be a Rhode Island resident who qualifies for in-state tuition and fees pursuant to the Residency Policy as adopted by the Council on Postsecondary Education.
  • Have not been enrolled at CCRI or any college within the Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 semesters. CCRI will determine enrollment as of October 15, 2020 (Fall) and February 10, 2021. The National Student Clearinghouse will also be used to determine enrollment.
  • Have not earned an associate or bachelor’s degree. 
  • Completed at least 50% of an undergraduate certificate (~9 credits) or associate degree (~30 credits).
    • CCRI will review your CCRI transcript (if any) and official transcripts from other colleges (if any) to determine eligibility and your academic program options.
    • CCRI will also evaluate any college-level knowledge you have acquired through corporate or military training and hands-on knowledge gained at work. Learn more about Prior Learning Assessment here.

Required Next Steps:

  1. Apply for admission to CCRI
  2. Complete a 20-21 FAFSA if you plan to start in Summer 2021 (Classes begin May 24 and July 6)
  3. Complete a 21-22 FAFSA if you plan to start in Fall 2021 (Class begin September 1)
    • If needed, FAFSA assistance is available at https://www.ccri.edu/eoc/ or by texting 401-310-0730 to schedule your appointment. Select here for our online FAFSA workshops.
  4. Complete Attestation
  5. Send official transcripts from other colleges that you’ve attended to CCRI
  6. Fall 2021 registration is now open. When ready sign-up for a virtual drop-in advising session.
    • You may only register for courses in your CCRI program of study
    • Register early to get the best class schedule.

Keeping Your Scholarship:

  • Enroll at least half-time each semester (6+ credits). If you require less than 6 credits to graduate you will only be required to register for your remaining credits.
    • Register for only courses in your CCRI program of study.
  • Enroll each semester for two years. Fall and spring semesters required.
    • Summer semester is optional and will be paid for by CCRI.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • In October 2021, complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA and all financial aid requirements.

 Other Considerations:

  • Must remain on track to complete your program of study by August 2023.
  • Your scholarship applicable program of study will be determined during your admission to CCRI. All program of study/major changes must be reviewed for approval. Please contact Lisa Rooney at [email protected] with your request.
  • Must register for only courses in your CCRI program of study.
  • Prior outstanding balances with CCRI may be forgiven or deferred upon review.
  • Students that have defaulted on their federal student loans will be considered.
  • Students not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must complete the appeal process here.

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