Students are more than our first priority—they are the reason we exist. To attract and retain the smartest and most promising candidates, Rensselaer must have the financial resources to compete with other top-tier universities, including those able to meet the full financial need of students. Increasing access and enhancing the student experience requires us to bridge the gap in available financial aid.
We recognize that bright young men and women come from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds the world over. Attracting these talented applicants, regardless of financial need, is integral to creating a richer and more rewarding educational experience. Scholarships create life-changing opportunities for deserving students to focus on their education with all the energy and attention such a transformative endeavor deserves.
We educate our students to be intellectually agile, multiculturally sophisticated, and globally focused, and prepare them to confidently address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Scholarships alleviate the constraints of excessive debt, empowering our graduates to take risks and pursue dreams that have the potential to reward us all. Help our students change the world.