Outside Scholarships

External/outside scholarships are an excellent way to help reduce your need to work and/or borrow student loans while at RISD. Keep in mind that federal regulations stipulate that an outside scholarship cannot be used to reduce your family's expected contribution. When you receive an outside scholarship, our office is required to reevaluate your financial aid package and account for the additional resource.

Outside scholarships can be used to reduce the following:

  • Student Loans
  • Federal Work Study

Listed below are several links to search engines where you can investigate and apply for various outside scholarship opportunities:


Art/Design Scholarships

The following link provides a list of outside scholarships that RISD students have received in the past or that have an Arts/Design focus:

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These FAV students are using shadow puppets to create an evocative film.