URI recognizes that financial barriers may prevent students from re-enrollment at URI. Students who are within 50 credits of graduating and plan to earn their degree at the University of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College may qualify for a Finish What You Started Scholarship awarded primarily on financial need.
Qualified students will receive up to $500 and may receive one scholarship per academic year. Students must match the scholarship dollar for dollar. (For example, a student receiving $500 will be expected to contribute $500). Scholarships, which do not have to be repaid, will be awarded to cover educational expenses (tuition, fees, textbooks, educational supplies) previously incurred or expected to be incurred.
The scholarship is intended to assist students in re-enrollment, not to cover 100 percent of educational costs. Those returning to college are strongly encouraged to speak with an advisor about other scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Download the scholarship application.