Each year the university awards named scholarships, made possible through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations. RIT has more than 600 scholarship funds (including 450 endowed scholarships) than range in requirements from very general to highly specialized, and from merit-based to need-based. View a complete list of named scholarships offering crucial support to RIT students.
Scholarship funds fall into two general categories:
In addition to the type of scholarship, donors may choose criteria for the award including academic merit, degree program or college, demonstrated leadership, participation in student activities, financial need, or any combination of preferences. To learn more about establishing a scholarship, click here.
Lifecycle of an Endowed Scholarship
Meet Your RIT Scholars
The donor stewardship team contacts scholarship recipients each spring to request personal thank-you notes, photos and biographies. Participating student credentials are compiled into gratitude packets and sent to scholarship representatives each spring.
Throughout the year, scholarship representatives have the opportunity to connect with and engage their scholars through in-person and virtual meetings. These visits are coordinated by the donor stewardship team by request only.