The Community College of Rhode Island Alumni Association established an award to assist students with the purchase of books and educational supplies they need to succeed in January 2005. Twenty-five $350 awards redeemable at the CCRI Bookstore are available each semester of the academic year. Students are only eligible to receive one award per academic year. Students are required to use any Pell Grant funds before they are able to use a book award. View photos of book award recipients.
Any matriculated full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 that demonstrates financial need may apply. This award does not require repayment, however, recipients will be required to sign a public relations release, and submit a thank you letter to the Alumni Association prior to any approved bookstore purchase. The student is encouraged to attend a breakfast with the Alumni Association Board of Directors during the semester.
The Alumni Association Committee in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office will review applications on a per semester basis and will notify students if they have been selected to receive the award. Copies of all awards will be forwarded to the CCRI Bookstore. For more information, call the Alumni Office at 401-333-7150.