Rochester Merit Awards

Merit-based scholarships range in amount from $2,000 per year to full-tuition. They are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, regardless of financial circumstances.

All undergraduate applicants to the College are considered for merit scholarships.

If you are a senior in high school and wish to be considered for scholarships (but have not yet interviewed), you should to schedule an interview.

Rochester Merit Awards — A Partial List

  • Freshmen
  • Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
  • George Eastman Young Leaders Award
  • Xerox award for Innovation & Technology
  • Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Humanities Award
  • The Wilder Trustee Scholarship
  • Rush Rhees Scholarship
  • Genesee Scholarship
  • Hillside-Rochester
  • Renaissance Scholarship
  • Deans Scholarship
  • 7th Generation Scholarship
  • Meliora Alumni Scholarship
  • Ahora Scholarship
  • College Bound
  • FIRST Robotics Scholarship
  • Harper Scholarship (Martha Matilda Harper)
  • Hillside-Rochester Scholarship
  • IB Scholarship
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
  • Lorenzo de Zavala Scholarship
  • National Merit, National Hispanic, and National Achievement Scholarships
  • Navy ROTC Scholarship
  • Rochester International Scholarship
  • Rochester Rotary Oratorical Scholarship
  • Rochester Pledge for Veterans
  • Rochester Promise Scholarship
  • Rochester Ventures Scholarship
  • STEP
  • Youth Orchestra Scholarship
  • Washington Metro Scholarship
  • Wilson IB Scholarship
  • Transfers
  • Hillside-Rochester Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Meliora Alumni Scholarship
  • Rush Rhees Scholarship
  • Rochester Promise Scholarship
  • Rochester Pledge Scholarship
  • Genesee Scholarship
  • Navy ROTC Scholarship

Endowed Scholarships

If you are a returning student interested in applying for an Endowed Scholarship, please refer to the following links to the individual application forms. Description, purpose, background and submission information is included on each application.

Continuing Student Scholarship

This highly selective merit scholarship is awarded for up to $2,000 and is based on outstanding academics, research, activities, and contributions to the University community. Along with the application, students must provide an essay and résumé. This is a renewable scholarship, but Continuing Student Scholarship awardees must reapply each year.

Continuing Student Scholarship Application