Scholarships

At the Golisano College some scholarships are offered on an annual basis while others are offered periodically. Please find current scholarship opportunities below.

GCCIS Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Enrolled full-time in Golisano College
  • Must demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need

Submit:

  • Current resume
  • 500-word essay describing leadership activities and abilities
  • Available: Single award of $1,500
  • Submit to: gccisscholarships@rit.edu
  • Deadline: April 15th

Paetec Scholarship Program

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in Golisano College
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need

Submit:

  • Current resume
  • 500-word essay describing academic and professional goals
  • Available: Single Award $1,000
  • Submit to: gccisscholarships@rit.edu
  • Deadline: April 15th

Computer Science

Please note: to submit to any of the below-listed computer science scholarship opportunities please submit via the form at:

http://www.cs.rit.edu/resources/DCSScholarshipForm

ECI Systems & Engineering Scholarship (One $2000 award)

Established in November of 1997 by Dr. Richard T. Cheng, current President of ECI Systems & Engineering, and former Chair of Computer Science at RIT from 1973-1976. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science, be in at least their second year of study, demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in Computer Science Courses), and financial need. Undergraduate students only.

Kenneth and Margaret Reek Scholarship (One $1000 award)

Established in 1999 by Ken and Margaret Reek, both alumni of RIT's Computer Science Program and former faculty members in the Computer Science Department. The scholarship was established to assist students who might not otherwise be able to attend RIT. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science, demonstrate academic achievement (at least a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.2 GPA in Computer Science courses), and financial need. Undergraduate students only.

Carl Reynolds Computer Science Scholarship (One $1000 award)

Established in 2008 in memory of Carl Reynolds who was a member of the faculty of RIT's Computer Science Department from the fall of 2004 until his death in the spring of 2008. Applicants must be majoring in Computer Science and in their first year of study. The award recognizes a student who demonstrates academic achievement (at least a 3.0 GPA overall and a 3.2 GPA in Computer Science Courses) and who combines academic accomplishments with a willingness to help and mentor fellow students. Undergraduate students only.

Outstanding First Year Student Scholarship (One $1000 award)

The outstanding first year student scholarship recognizes a first year Computer Science major who maintains high academic standards while also contributing positively to the culture within the Department. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science in their first year who has earned an overall GPA 3.5 or better.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Two $1000 awards)

The outstanding graduate student award recognizes a Computer Science graduate student for maintaining high academic standards (at least a 3.5 overall GPA) and for making significant contributions to the Department and the Computer Science Graduate Program.

Outstanding Fifth Year Student Award (One $1000 award)

The outstanding fifth year year student award recognizes a fifth year Computer Science student for maintaining high academic standards during their studies at RIT and has made significant contributions to the department. The award is given annually to a student who has maintained a 3.0 GPA or better average during their five years of study.

Alumni Scholarship (One $1000 undergraduate award; one $1000 graduate award)

The Alumni Scholarship recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate Computer Science student for maintaining high academic standards (at least a 3.5 overall GPA) during their studies at RIT and who have made significant contributions to the Department. The award is made possible by generous donations from Computer Science alumni.

Computing Security

Merit Scholarships

An RIT Institute Merit Scholarship may be available to matriculated IST and CSEC graduate students who are receiving little or no financial support from an employer or other funding sources. Scholarships are usually granted at admission based on prior academic performance and employment background, if applicable. Awards are typically continued as long as the student is actively matriculated and is making acceptable progress towards the degree. The award can be used towards either full- or part-time study.

To be eligible for the maximum award level for a given semester, you must be in good academic standing (have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or better) and have completed all prerequisite courses before the start of the semester.

Students who have not completed all of the program prerequisite courses, may or may not be awarded a merit scholarship at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director. However, in this situation, the maximum amount in this situation is typically reduced. When all of your prerequisite study has been successfully completed, you may contact the Graduate Program Director and request that your scholarship level be re-evaluated.

Scholarship Renewal

The RIT Institute Merit scholarship is granted for 3 academic terms from the date of admission, and must be renewed yearly thereafter. If you plan to study in the summer semester or take courses in the next academic year, you need to submit a scholarship renewal request form to the Student Advising office.