Educational Benefits

meRIT : A Webinar Series for RIT Alumni
meRIT is a unique and engaging FREE webinar series developed exclusively for alumni of RIT. Spanning a variety of professional topics and presented by RIT faculty and prominent alumni, meRIT webinars are offered twice a month to alumni all around the world. Over 80 webinars have engaged nearly 3,500 attendees in the past three and a half years. Starting at the advent of RIT for Life in 2013, meRIT webinars have since received over 7,000 views on YouTube. The alumni webinar introducing President Munson in February attracted 175 attendees and has received over 100 views on YouTube so far. Learn more »

RIT Center for Quality & Applied Statistics (CQAS) Alumni Discounts
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that as an alumna/alumnus you can now take advantage of a 20% discount on the full tuition cost for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt Certification as well as the expanded course offerings through the RIT Center for Quality & Applied Statistics (CQAS). In order to verify your alumni status, you will need to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 585.475.2586 or ritalum@rit.edu. You may also contact Ron Goldberg, Director of Reunions and Affinity Programs at ron.goldberg@rit.edu or 585.475.6418. For further information, please check out the CQAS website.

International Fellowship Advising
International fellowships are awards that support post-baccalaureate study, research, or project-specific work abroad.  Fellowships are awarded through a competitive, merit-based, often rigorous and lengthy application process.  As an RIT alumnus/a, you have the benefit of applying through RIT.  

  • Specifically, the RIT Education Abroad & International Fellowships office provides:
  • Webinars on awards and application components
  • Individual Coaching
    • Interpretation of application
    • Hands-on proofreading and review of application materials
    • Vetting of application by RIT faculty and staff
  • To learn more, email fellowships@rit.edu

OSHA Class Discount 
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to partner with the RIT OSHA Training Institute Education Center in offering free OSHA classes to RIT alumni. Please review the catalog site prior to reaching out to Donna Winter in the School of Individualized Study at 585-475-2919 to register. Alternatively, you may download this pdf and fax to Donna Winter’s attention at 585-475-6292. Please note that you must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

  •         Participants must be graduates of an RIT certified degree program (AAS/Bach/Mast)
  •         Faculty/staff are excluded; offering 50% discount rates through their departments
  •         Participants must meet pre-requisites of the classes
  •         All pending space availability
  •         Must register at least two weeks prior to class
  •         Excludes 10-hour classes; only numbered OSHA classes are offered

Admissions Voucher
Alumni can request an admissions voucher which is good for one per year $65.00 fee-waived RIT application for Undergraduate Admission.

Do you know a high school senior that would thrive and excel at RIT? This is your opportunity to recruit the best for your alma mater. You can give a college-bound student of your choice a fee-waived application for undergraduate admission. By encouraging a student to apply, you can share your RIT experiences with a prospective student, while helping to defray the cost of applying to the university. To request a waiver, please click here and request one online. It's that simple!

  • Transfer applicant deadline to request admissions voucher: Accepted on a rolling basis
  • Alumni voucher not available for graduate applications

For more information, contact the Admissions office via email or phone at 585.471.6631.

Group Travel Opportunities
You are invited to join your fellow alumni for upcoming travel and learning opportunities. For more information on any of the below, please contact Ron Goldberg.

Current Trips
Travel Insurance

The Alumni Insurance Program offers four insurance plans for traveling alumni. Each plan has been designed to meet specific travel insurance needs.

Traveler Resources
 

Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship

  • What is the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship?

    It is an endowed scholarship funded by RIT alumni, for RIT alumni, their children, and their grandchildren.

  • Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
    • RIT alumni returning to full-time study at RIT.
    • Current RIT students who are the children or grandchildren of RIT alumni and who will be enrolled full-time for the upcoming fall semester.
    • Incoming students who are the children or grandchildren of RIT alumni. New students must be admitted and have committed to enroll in full-time study for the fall semester at the time of their application.
  • How many scholarships are awarded each year? What is the value of the awards?

    The amount available to award annually depends on the total value of the endowment and accrued interest. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we anticipate awarding two scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 each.

  • How are scholarship recipients chosen?

    All applicants must be admitted and enrolled as full-time students at RIT. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s demonstrated financial need, leadership activities, and academic performance. Awards are given once annually and are renewable by reapplication.

  • How are the recipients chosen?
    • Scholarships are awarded based upon the student's demonstrated financial need, leadership ability and academic performance.
    • All incoming and current undergraduate and graduate legacy students with a 3.0 GPA or better may apply.
    • Applicants must be admitted and enrolled as full-time students at RIT.
    • Awards are given once annually and are renewable by reapplication.
  • How do I apply?
    • Please note: The online application will open the week of January 7, 2019.
    • Complete and submit the online application form by Monday, March 4, 2019.
    • Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified of their award by May 31, 2019 or sooner.
  • How can I support the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship?

    To make a gift to the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship, click here. Under Designation, choose “View all Funds” and then select “RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship.”

  • Please contact Katie Riley, Associate Director of Legacy & Parent Engagement, at kardar@rit.edu or 585.475.6094 if you have questions about applying for the scholarship or supporting the fund.

Library & Learning
Do you need to do professional or academic research? Read the news? Review trade journals? As a graduate, you'll enjoy privileges with the Wallace Library by having access to select library databases. In addition to the select Proquest database, you also have access to other resources which do not require authentication. Access is supported financially by your Office of Alumni Relations. To gain this Library privilege you must create an RIT account if you don't already have one, since you will need to use your username and password to connect to these valuable resources.

In addition to providing you with international travel opportunities, you can also increase your intellectual development with classes in the community at RIT's own Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

And more...
You'll also note that assistance for dislocated workers, student debt and college savings plans options can be explored. You never know - you could find a golden nugget in savings!