Scholarship awards are granted to eligible children of public safety personnel serving in Rhode Island. A maximum of $2,500 is granted for four school years. If total educational expenses are less than $2,500, the lesser amount will be awarded. Students attending educational institutions such as vocational and technical schools are also eligible. Second, third and fourth year awards depend on the student's successful completion of the previous academic year.
In order to be considered for a grant, the applicant must be a high school senior or graduate whose active duty parent has completed at least one year of continuous service in an organization covered by the 100 Club of Rhode Island benefit program. Children who are no longer dependents are ineligible.
It is the responsibility of scholarship winners to obtain admission to the school of their choice. Proof of registration is required to receive scholarship awards. Normally, the scholarship award will be utilized within the four academic years following the grant; however, deferral may be granted under special circumstances upon written request.