Scholarship Application Process

Kids’ Chance of Rhode Island is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers that have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident, repetitive trauma claim or occupational disease resulting in financial need. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible. Current annual scholarship amounts range from ($1,000–$5,000) and are determined based on the student’s financial need and if funds are available.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must be 15-26 years of age at the time disbursement of the Kids Chance of Rhode Island scholarship grant.
  • Applicants must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary school (university, community college, trade, vocational/technical college, etc.) at the time of the scholarship grant disbursement.
  • Applicants must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award.
  • Applicants must complete a FAFSA, the free application for federal student aid.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need to pay for secondary education.
  • Full Eligibility for 2023-2024
Application Checklist
  • Completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and university/college/vocational/technical school contact information
  • Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable
  • Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), IF you are attending a 2 year or 4 year college or university
  • Brief description of the applicant’s intended major, educational and career goals
  • Brief description of how the injury to the worker has affected the financial circumstances of the worker and his/her family
  • Brief description of the injury, illness or fatality
  • Proof of compensable injury/illness claim such as determination letter by the state workers’ compensation commission, voluntary agreement or Finding and Award
  • Parents’ basic employer information such as name, address, phone
  • Student account statement from the university, college or technical school applicant plans to attend

Application deadline is April 1, 2024.

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