Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS)

Scholars Program

The MCAS Scholars program is designed to enhance the RIT experience through developing intellectual and ethical leadership skills, fostering a desire for educational excellence, and an increased commitment to the learning process. The MCAS Scholars program is uniquely designed for students, who not only possess a seriousness of academic purpose, but also desire to become role models in their intellectual abilities, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and leadership skills.

Program Benefits:

  • Academic and Career advisement
  • Preferred access to research opportunities
  • Recognition for academic excellence
  • Access to graduate school, professional organizations and conferences
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Activities
  • Leadership Development

Eligibility: Students must:

  • Have completed at least one academic quarter.
  • Be a full time student.
  • Possess a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential.
  • Submit a completed application packet and faculty/staff recommendation.
  • Complete an interview with one MCAS staff member and a current MCAS scholar.

  • Students are accepted to the MCAS Scholars Program on an annual basis. For application deadlines and more information, please contact MCAS at