Grant Programs for States Other Than Virginia

District of Columbia

DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program: The D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DC TAG) is available to students who are residents of Washington, DC, enrolled in participating colleges throughout the United States. The program pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition up to $10,000 per academic year, with an aggregate total of $50,000 per student. Eligible DC students who attend the University of Virginia may receive up to $10,000 per academic year. The amount of the DC TAG is not based on financial need. However, in some cases, other assistance students receive may be considered in determining the actual amount of the DC TAG award. Additional information about the application process and eligibility requirements is available on the DC TAG web site.


Diamond State Scholarship: The Diamond State Scholarship is a merit-based award for graduating high school seniors enrolling at regionally-accredited colleges in the U.S. Applicants must be residents of Delaware, U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, high school seniors who rank in the upper quarter of their class and score a minimum of 1800 on the SAT and enroll as full-time students in a degree program at a regionally accredited college.

Scholarship Incentive Program: This scholarship is for legal residents of Delaware who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate substantial financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Applicants must either enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree program at a nonprofit, regionally accredited institution in Delaware or Pennsylvania; or enroll full-time at a nonprofit, regionally accredited college in an undergraduate or graduate degree program that is not offered at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, or Delaware Technical & Community College.

Michael C. Ferguson Achievement Awards Scholarship: The Michael C. Ferguson Achievement Awards Scholarship Program recognizes students who demonstrate superior performance on the state assessments. The awards shall be provided to the highest scoring eighth and tenth grade students in the state in reading and mathematics as well as the highest scoring eighth and tenth grades students in the state in reading and mathematics who participate in the free and reduced lunch program. Interested students should contact the Delaware Higher Education Commission.


Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grant: The Pennsylvania State Grant Program provides grants to eligible Pennsylvania residents who are in need of financial assistance to attend PHEAA-approved postsecondary schools as undergraduate students. The Pennsylvania State Grant is available for a maximum of eight semesters to students enrolled in four-year programs. These grants range from approximately $200 to $1,787 per semester. Student’s enrolled in non-Pennsylvanian schools will typically receive the lowest scholarship award. Interested students should access PHEAA online at PA State Grant Programs.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA) Grant: The Rhode Island State Grant Program is designed to provide grants to those students whose family resources are not sufficient to meet the costs of higher education. Students must have a RIHEAA calculated financial need of at least $1000 to be eligible for a RI state award. Award amounts range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $750. Amounts increase in $50.00 increments.

Academic Promise Program Detail: The CollegeBoundfund® Academic Promise Scholarship is designed to recognize the academic promise of the Rhode Island students who have the greatest need and have demonstrated their academic promise. The program makes a financial promise to the students, as long as they maintain their academic promise. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, equipment required for enrollment, housing and dining. Interested students should contact RIHEAA.


Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) Grant: Vermont Incentive grants are available for Vermont residents enrolled full-time at any postsecondary institution within the United States or Canada that participates in the federal Pell grant program. The grant award amount is based on financial need and the cost of attendance of the student’s school. The minimum and maximum award amounts are determined annually based on funding availability.  For more detailed information about the application process and eligibility requirements students should contact VSAC.