RIT/NTID Merit-Based Scholarships

NTID President’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Recipients are selected based on their academic records, recommendations, activities, and the requirements for their academic program. Renewable.
NTID Academic Excellence Scholarship
Recipients are chosen on the strength of their overall application materials: grade-point average, SAT/ACT scores, activities, and recommendations. Renewable.
NTID Associate + Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship.
Recipients are those who are admitted into an Associate+Bachelor’s Degree program and are chosen on the basis of their grade-point average, SAT/ACT scores, activities, and recommendations Renewable.
RIT Performing Arts Scholarship
Recognizes individual achievement and talent in the performing arts. Regardless of major, all full-time admitted freshman undergraduates are eligible for consideration. Scholarship may be received in addition to other RIT scholarships.
RIT/NTID Alumni Referral Award
The scholarship is awarded to students who are referred for admission to RIT/NTID by an alumnus/alumna of the university. Award may be received in addition to other RIT/NTID scholarships.

Please note: Deaf and hard-of-hearing students accepted into an associate or bachelor's degree program and students accepted into the ASL-English interpretation program will receive the prorated amount of $500/year to reflect the lower tuition rate these students pay.
Merit-based scholarships for students accepted directly to RIT bachelor’s degree programs. (The scholarship awards will be prorated to reflect lower tuition rate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students).
 
 
RIT National Merit Scholarship/RIT NMSC Recognition Award
Awarded to admitted freshmen who are National Merit Scholar finalists and name RIT as their 1st choice school for NMSC
RIT National Hispanic Scholar Award
Awarded to admitted freshmen who are recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.
RIT Presidential Scholarships
Awarded to a select number of entering freshmen. Recipients demonstrate exceptional academic performance; receive exemplary letters of recommendation as well as strong entrance exam scores.
RIT Founders Scholarships
Named to recognize the founders of RIT and its forerunners, Founders Scholarships are awarded to admitted freshmen who are outstanding academically, are active and involved in their schools or community, or demonstrate special talents or abilities. Consideration may also be given to outstanding leadership, service, entrepreneurship, citizenship, or creativity. Portfolio evaluations or other evidence of creative excellence will also be considered for applicants to art, crafts, design, film, and photography programs.
In addition to the award criteria listed above, the following merit-based scholarships have specific selection criteria and/or application procedures.
 
 
RIT National Merit Scholarship/RIT NMSC Recognition Award
Awarded to admitted freshmen who are National Merit Scholar finalists and name RIT as their 1st choice school for NMSC.
RIT National Hispanic Scholar Award
Awarded to admitted freshmen who are recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.
RIT/FIRST Robotics Scholarships
Awarded to outstanding admitted freshman applicants who have participated on a high school FIRST team.
RIT Project Lead The Way Scholarships
Awarded to outstanding admitted freshmen who have completed two or more PLTW courses.
RIT Hillside Scholarships
Awarded to admitted freshman students to recognize outstanding graduates of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program. Recipients are identified based on involvement in the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection program.
RIT Computing Medal Scholarships
Award recipients nominated by their high schools who are admitted and enroll at RIT in the fall immediately following graduation from high school.
RIT Innovation   Creativity Award Scholarships
Award recipients nominated by their high schools who are admitted and enroll at RIT in the fall immediately following graduation from high school.
Merit-based scholarships for transfer students accepted directly to RIT bachelor’s degree programs. (The scholarship awards will be prorated to reflect lower tuition rate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students).
 
 
RIT Trustee Scholarships for Transfer Students
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students with an exceptional academic record.
RIT Founders Scholarships for Transfer Students
Awarded to incoming full-time transfer students with an exceptional academic record.
RIT Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships for Transfer Students
Awarded to transfer students with an associate degree elected to Phi Theta Kappa honor society.