Scholarships for Transfer Students

Students applying for transfer admission to RIT may be eligible for merit-based scholarship programs based upon their level of academic achievement.

Trustee Scholarship
RIT will award Trustee Scholarships* valued at $7,000 to $10,000 per academic year to transfer students entering RIT who meet all of the following qualifications:

  1. Have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.3 to 3.59, as computed by RIT, to receive a $7,000– $8,500 scholarship per year, or a cumulative 3.6 or higher, as computed by RIT, to receive a $10,000 scholarship per year.
  2. Completion of an associate degree or the equivalent of 60 semester hours prior to enrolling at RIT.
  3. Are admitted to an RIT academic program as a full-time student.

Founders Scholarship for Transfer Students
RIT will award Founders Scholarships* to transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, as computed by RIT, who have completed over 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours at previous institutions. Scholarships are valued at $7,000 per academic year for qualified candidates. (May not be combined with Trustee Scholarship.)

*In order to receive the best consideration for merit-based scholarships, we recommend that transfer applicants adhere to the following priority timelines:

Spring 2018 entry: November 1, 2017

Summer or Fall 2018 entry: March 1, 2018

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship 

RIT will award Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships valued at $2,000 per year to all students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa honorary society and who complete an associate degree prior to enrolling at RIT. We also waive the $65 admission application fee for all PTK members. Proof of PTK membership or induction must be provided when you apply for admission.

For additional information on RIT’s merit-based scholarship program and need based aid for transfer students, please refer to the Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid for Incoming Transfer Students publication