Recognizing Academic Achievement and Student Leadership.
The NRS Scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of RIT's Nathaniel Rochester Society donors. This unique merit scholarship was created in 1991 to recognize RIT undergraduate students for their outstanding achievement. The program now encompasses over 26 separate scholarships and is funded through hundreds of annual leadership donations. Over 2,500 students have benefited from the gifts made by NRS members over the last 22 years.

STUDENTS! Over $150,000 in scholarship dollars available!

Scholarship Criteria
Are you an undergraduate student who has:

  • Enrolled in a BA, BFA, or BS program at RIT, AND
  • Achieved a minimum of 3.4 cumulative GPA, AND
  • Completed a minimum of 36 credit hours or 12 RIT credit hours for transfer students as of Spring 2015 semester, AND
  • Demonstrated leadership, involvement in extracurricular activities, and community service!

If you meet this criteria, please submit your application today!

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. The date for submitting applications for the 2016-2017 NRS Scholarship was March 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016.Apply Here

The date for submitting applications for the 2016-2017 NRS Scholarship is March 1, 2016 – March 31, 2016

Current NRS Scholarship recipients do not need to reapply. You are eligible for a maximum of $500 per semester for up to four semesters of full-time undergraduate study ($2,000 total). The NRS scholarship will be credited to your student account at RIT, but is not paid during periods of cooperative education employment, since co-op students are not charged tuition while employed. This scholarship requires that you maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher to be renewed.

All applicants will be notified in June 2016 of their application status.

For more information about scholarships, contact:
Lisa Ireland
Director, Donor Stewardship

Brandy Madera '14
Assistant Director, Donor Stewardship

Stefanie Griffin
Assistant Director of Scholarships & Donor Reporting