Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education

The RISE application period for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed. Thank you to all who've applied!

For more information, please contact Kaitlin at

The next application period for the 2025-26 school year will open in October 2024.

This application form and all supporting documents must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2024 to be considered.  

Download the Application Form here. You may print it out and sign it, or fill it out on your computer, save it, and upload it using the tool below, along with the following:

• Response to the essay question from the student

• Copy of the most recent report card

• Copy of acceptance letter(s) from student’s school of choice in Rhode Island for the 2024-2025 academic year (Please send as soon as this becomes available. If you do not have an acceptance letter yet, please indicate that. You will still be considered.)

• Copy of parent’s discharge papers from ACI, other substantial proof of arrest/incarceration. Please contact us if you have trouble obtaining this information.

• Financial information form

• Current Photo of your child

Applications also may be submitted via email to kdellagrotta@riseonline.org as an attachment only. No pictures of applications will be accepted. Applications must be a scanned a copy if you are sending via email.

Note: We will not accept incomplete or late applications.

Awards will be announced on May 7, 2024.

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