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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Scholarships and Grants

Rensselaer provides varied merit scholarships. If a student is eligible for multiple Rensselaer scholarships, we will provide the scholarship which awards the highest dollar value.

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Scholarships and Grants

PLEASE NOTE: If a student earns multiple Rensselaer merit scholarships, the university will award the highest merit award for which the student is qualified, but it does not combine multiple awards. Total Rensselaer-provided scholarships and/or tuition benefits may not exceed tuition.

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
  • Rensselaer Room & Board 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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Outside Scholarship Report

Financial aid recipients are required to report all financial aid awards (i.e. scholarships, grants, tuition remission) received from any organizations or agencies to the Office of Financial Aid. Because outside aid represents additional resources to meet your financial need, it may affect your existing need-based federal, state and/or institutional financial aid. If you are the recipient of any outside funding, please complete and return this form to the Office of Financial Aid.