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Scholarships & Application Fee Waiver

RIT Scholarship for disabled veterans, their spouses, children, or grand-children

The RIT Helen and Frederick Blaessig Annual Memorial Scholarship Award was established by Monroe County Powers Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 15 in honor of Frederick Blaessig, a 1941 RIT graduate.

A deserving disabled American veteran, or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a disabled American veteran will be selected annually in May for payment in the following year. The Award recipient will be selected based on demonstrated Academic Excellence and Financial need. Candidates for this award must be registered, matriculated students (full-time or part-time) at the Rochester Institute of Technology during the year the award is paid. The application form can be downloaded here.

To be considered for the scholarship, please submit the completed form and supporting documents to the Veterans Services Office.

RIT Active Duty Military Scholarship

RIT offers military service scholarships to active-duty military service personnel attending RIT part-time. Scholarship recipients will have 15 percent of their tuition covered by the award.

“RIT values service to our country,” says Mandie Klingelhoffer, Veterans and Military Services Office. “This scholarship and the special services and support we provide members of the military are our way of showing our appreciation for those that serve. We see this as a way to fill the gap between the education benefits that the military receives, and our tuition costs.”

This scholarship is only available to active duty members of the US Armed Services attending undergraduate degree programs at RIT, Part-time, Online. Requests for this scholarship must be made each Financial Aid year by completing this form (PDF form) and returning it to RIT’s Veterans and Military Services Office. The Financial Aid year runs June 1st to May 31st.

Application Fee Waiver

Any veteran or active duty service member can request an application fee waiver by e-mailing our office AFTER you have submitted your application to RIT. Once your RIT application is complete, please send an email including your full name, date of birth, military affiliation, and the purpose of your e-mail (request for application fee waiver) to

Third Party Scholarships