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Transform Rhode Island Scholarship

Offered by Papitto Opportunity Connection

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 20, 2024
10 awards worth

$5,000 - $25,000

Grade level

High School Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high schooler from Rhode Island passionate about improving your community and state? If so, consider applying for the Transform Rhode Island Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $5,000 and $25,000 each to the ten applicants who submit the best essays, videos, or multi-media presentations addressing the question “If you had a million dollars to improve the lives of those who need it most in Rhode Island, how would you do it?” The scholarship funds can be used for expenses relating to a student’s education at an accredited two-or-four-year college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States of America and/or for other qualifying expenses such as tuition, housing and/or healthcare expenses. If you’re a high schooler from Rhode Island wanting to transform your state for the better, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Papitto Opportunity Connection

The Papitto Opportunity Connection (POC) is a non-profit private foundation dedicated to listening and working together with Rhode Island’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to empower and create individual success stories by investing in education, job skills training and entrepreneurial ventures.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Students

State

Rhode Island

Application information

In order to be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit either the essay OR video option below, OR a multi-media presentation.

1,000-word essay

3-minute video

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Transform Rhode Island Scholarship winner will be announced: May 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Papitto Opportunity Connection at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Transform Rhode Island Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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