Scholarship Award

New for 2021, DSSRI is excited to now offer scholarship awards for those looking to further their education or develop new skills. This is open to RI residents with Down syndrome, or anyone with Down syndrome looking to further their education\develop a new skill in Rhode Island. This scholarship award is for up to $1,000.00 paid directly to the school\program of your choice.

2021 applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021. Applications will then be reviewed, and we hope to notify all applicants of our decision by July 15, 2021.

Please see the attached application for more information, any questions can be directed to

Award Winners:

2021 Jailton Rodrigues


We are happy to announce Jailton Rodrigues as the recipient of our first annual Self Advancement Scholarship! Jailton graduated from Lincoln High School in the spring and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship which he will use to further his knowledge of music. Jailton's mother, Nicy Delgado shares, "Thank you is the least I can say to you for showing my son Jailton so much love. We appreciate everything you have done for us. I will forever be grateful!"