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Use this page as a clearinghouse for opportunities such as scholarships and contests, plus highlighted student accomplishments when they come to NEARI's attention. Just remember, NEARI does not endorse or recommend any of the programs listed here.

The RI Federation of Garden Clubs offers a variety of art and poetry contests, open to students in grades K-12. Some deadlines have passed, but others are in January or beyond.
Learn more about youth contests

The Bill of Rights Institute is sponsoring a "We the Students" prompted essay contest for grades 8-12. There are several prizes offered, including Boy Scout and Girl Scout awards for individuals and troops. Deadline - February 7, 2016.
Read the complete rules

The National History Day in Rhode Island celebration features a contest for grades 6-12 in the areas of:

  • Exhibit (individual or group)
  • Historical Paper (individual only)
  • Documentary (individual or group)
  • Performance (individual or group)
  • Website (individuals or group)

Schools are encouraged to hold class or school-wide contests to narrow the entries for the statewide competition. Registration will be open between January 15 and March 19, 2016. There is a fee to enter.
Entry information

The RI Arson Watch Reward Program is holding an art/poster contest for students in grades 5-8. Deadline is March 9, 2016. Winning posters may be used in the annual fire prevention calendar or other materials.
Read the rules

For college and college-bound students, here are two scholarship sites specific to Rhode Island:


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