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The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps to provide a world-class educational experience to our students, prepares them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.

With your gift to the Annual Fund, Rensselaer students:

  • Receive scholarships and competitive financial aid packages—more than 90 percent of Rensselaer students receive some sort of financial aid
  • Experience a world-class undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor
  • Participate in award-winning student programming
  • Take part in undergraduate research and study abroad programs
  • Collaborate with our talented and dedicated faculty, and so much more
It is more important than ever to support our students in order to meet the nation’s growing need for scientific and technical talent. Tuition covers just 75 percent of the cost of educating our students. Your gift makes up the difference between what families pay and the cost of the Rensselaer experience and helps us invest in their future right now.

Where Annual Fund Dollars Go

41 % – Faculty who foster innovation and entrepreneurship in our talented students

28% – Scholarship and financial aid

19% – A world-class, engaging campus that facilitates interdisciplinary, interactive learning for the 21st century

12% – Academic and out-of-classroom opportunities (dollars for undergraduate research, award-winning student programs, student services, and residential life)

Programs of the Annual Fund

Patroon Scholars Program

The power to make a difference in the lives of our students is fully realized through the Patroon Scholars Program.

Memorial and Tribute Scholarship Fund

Honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a special occasion through a gift to the Rensselaer Memorial and Tribute Scholarship Fund.

Annual Fund Assistance Grant

The Rensselaer Annual Fund Assistance Grant was established to provide emergency financial aid to an upperclassman with financial hardship.

Annual Fund Scholars Program

One of the most personal and lasting ways to make a difference in the lives of Rensselaer students is with a gift of scholarship.

School Funds

You spent your years at Rensselaer focused on a particular field. Why not show your pride and excitement by giving back in support of the school you graduated from?

RenXchange: A Student Calling Program

RenXchange is a calling program that consists of student representatives who serve as liaisons between the Institute and its alumni, alumnae, parents and the community. The program employs students to work on campus each semester, and allows them the opportunity to connect with the Rensselaer community.  A RenXchange student’s primary task is to explain the…

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