Support Our Students
An annual gift is one of the most important contributions you can make for our students. Whether you choose to support the Annual Fund – the area of greatest need – student scholarship, Let’s Go Red!, or the one of our Student Relief Funds, among many other options, we hope you consider supporting current and future generations of RPI students with a gift – no matter the amount.
Your help is needed – now more than ever – as we continue to prepare our students to join the global network of successful alumni more than 100,000 strong after graduation.
Your gifts support our students and is an investment in tomorrow – and their future. Please join me in paying it forward and help invest in the next generation of alumni, together.”
Diane Ozovek Howard ’82
Annual Giving Leadership Council Chair
Annual Giving Opportunities
The Rensselaer Annual Fund
The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps to provide a world-class educational experience to our students, helping to prepare them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.
Undergraduate Student Relief Fund
The Student Relief Fund is an emergency fund for Rensselaer students who face financial hardship that threatens their academic progress during their time at Rensselaer.
Graduate Student Relief Fund
The Graduate Student Relief Fund is an emergency fund for Rensselaer graduate students who face financial hardship that threatens their academic progress during their time at Rensselaer.
Fraternities and Sororities
Opportunities to support fraternities and sororities at Rensselaer.
You spent your years at Rensselaer focused on a particular field. With your support, you can demonstrate your pride and excitement by giving back in support of your school.
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.
Annual Fund Assistance Grant
The Rensselaer Annual Fund Assistance Grant was established to provide emergency financial aid to an upperclassman with financial hardship.
Patroon Scholars Program
The power to make a difference in the lives of our students is fully realized through the Patroon Scholars Program.
Let’s Go Red
Your support of Let’s Go Red! funds ensures that current and future generations of students continue to receive the opportunity to balance the rigors of academics with collegiate athletics.
weR Gold is a unique program that helps to raise dollars for student-run special projects and/or initiatives.
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Initiative Fund
The Rensselaer COVID-19 Testing Center Fund will support efforts to keep our community safe through access to broad and frequent testing.
Rensselaer Student Success Initiatives
Helps to ensure our students possess the intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view requisite to successfully addressing the world’s many challenges and opportunities.
Rensselaer Research Fund
This fund, recently established in order to support the efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, supports the continued advancement of ongoing research initiatives.
Senior Class Giving
Giving back is a time-honored tradition at Rensselaer, culminating in the class gift during senior year.
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.
How Your Gift Makes an Impact
Listen to our students share their stories on how your support helps them each day.