Hi and welcome to Dream Big RI. Dream Big RI is a non-profit organization inspiring college students to dream big and take action so that together, we can all live happier and more fulfilling lives doing what we love. At Dream Big, we want to offer a grant program called Chasing Dreams Grant to URI college students who are looking to kick start their future careers and follow similar beliefs. With this grant, students can positively impact their future careers by chasing the life they truly want. Even if these students are not entirely successful, they will learn from their mistakes and gain experience and knowledge on their path to finding their core purpose to follow for the rest of their lives.
James, Nico, and I are three college students that want to make a positive impact on others around us and we feel that with Dream Big RI we can do just that. To dive into the topic of positive impact, this nonprofit has been created because we feel in our daily lives that people settle and continue to live their lives without finding their passion and what truly makes them happy. We feel that people don't take risks or attack their fears but instead hide behind them. One way to help students with this problem is to push them out of their comfort zones and introduce them into this positive community. Dream Big, will bring thousands of college students together to help gain mission-driven futures and an everlasting positive influence. One thing we have all learned is that you become who you surround yourself with and we are three highly driven entrepreneurial and business mindset individuals that want to make an impact.
At the end of this year, we hope to raise around $25,000 for 5 individual grants with the help of local Rhode Island Businesses donations. These 5 lucky winners will be chosen by our committee of successful and experienced business people and URI faculty.
Unfortunately, we are waiting for our acceptance of the 501c3 nonprofit because of the backup with covid so we have to defer to GoFundMe. Although that is frustrating we have been accepted with the Department of State Regulations and a confirmed corporation.
If you are a current URI college student interested in this opportunity then follow these
● Create a 4-6 minute video introducing yourselves and answering the questions we
● Fill out Google Form provided on the website and write a short 150-200 word essay on how this grant can positively impact you
on your journey
● Fill out template that we provided to organize your business ideas and what you'd do with the grant
● Dm us on Instagram and reshare your post tagging us @deambig.ri
(Submissions Close February 28th, 2022)
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck in the application process!
If more information is needed
Email: [email redacted]
James McGovern, Taber Gates, Nicholas Arcata