Scholarships and Grants

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Scholarships and Grants

PLEASE NOTE: If a student is eligible for multiple Rensselaer merit scholarships, or tuition remission benefits based on Rensselaer employment, the university will provide the highest single award for which the student is qualified. We do not combine multiple awards.

When you use your FAFSA form to apply for aid, you are automatically considered for federal aid, including grants, loans and College Work Study.

Scholarships and Grants

  • Rensselaer Grant
  • Rensselaer Leadership Award
    Given in recognition of an outstanding record of academic and personal achievements, a strong commitment to excellence, and illustration of intellectual curiosity. Award amounts vary.
  • Rensselaer Medal Scholarship
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program
  • ROTC scholarships
    • Air Force
    • Army
    • Navy
  • Transfer scholarships
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Scholarship Match Tool

Rensselaer is pleased to provide currently enrolled students a comprehensive scholarship matching tool called Scholarship Universe (SU).  Using SU will help find the best matches for named Rensselaer endowed awards, as well as external scholarship opportunities. 

By logging into Scholarship Universe using your RSC credentials, much of your demographic and academic data will be prepopulated.  You will be presented with outside scholarship opportunities for which you meet the basic matching criteria.  You will see the total amount in these various opportunities, and you can choose which application(s) you want to complete.