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The majority of College Unbound students finance their education through Federal Pell Grants and Financial Aid. In addition, the following scholarships are available to CU students:

Feinstein Senior Scholars are awarded to College Unbound students who are the parents of children who participate in the Alan Shawn Feinstein Junior Scholars in public and private schools in Rhode Island.  

Aquidneck Island Scholarships are awarded to College Unbound Students who are members of a cohort based in Newport, Middletown or at similar locations on Aquidneck Island. 

Diversity Fellows are selected by the Leadership Diversity Initiative Committee and affirmed by the President.  The recipients are students of color, actively engaged in projects in their communities.  Collaboratively,  they will design, create, and implement  a project within the community, with the expectation that after graduation they will return to College Unbound in some capacity and “Pay It Forward.”

The Francie Heller Scholarships are awarded to formerly incarcerated students enrolled at College Unbound.  These students have been incarcerated in Rhode Island within the last ten years.  Preference will be given who began their college work with College Unbound while incarcerated, and have joined CU through the Bridge Program.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to adult students who exemplify the values and commitment to learning that the President identified when he founded College Unbound.  

William Holland Scholarship is awarded each year to an individual who has demonstrated special leadership in their projects or in comparable activities in their communities.