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Recognition Scholarship

Rochester Institute of Technology

Merit Based


International student scholarships (if awarded) may be based on merit, need or a combination of both. Full tuition scholarships are not available.  All undergraduate applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships and are awarded to highly qualified admitted freshman and transfer students. Merit-based scholarship awards are only offered upon admission to RIT. 

Scholarship Requirements:

  1. Provided to a select number of students who demonstrate meritorious academics, community involvement, leadership, or other characteristics that the university deems of value.
  2. No special application necessary.  Submit a completed admission application and supporting materials submitted by the admission priority filing date.
  3. Demonstrated financial need is not a considered when selecting recipients.
  4. Full-time attendance in coursework applicable to student’s program of study.
  5. Renewable for up to 8 semesters as long as student remains in good academic standing.
  6. Not available during enrollment in Cooperative Education (Co-op) since a student is not charged tuition.
  7. If eligible for multiple scholarships, student receive the award with the highest dollar value.

How To Apply:

No Seperate Application


  • Early Decision 1 - Nov 1
  • Early Decision 2 - Jan 1
  • Regular Decision - Jan 15