The Renaissance & Global Scholarship

Program Overview

The Renaissance & Global Scholarship is a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the University of Rochester. Renaissance & Global Scholars are an exceptional group of more than 80 students who come to Rochester from across the United States and all around the world: Nebraska, Illinois, Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, and Papua New Guinea, to name a few. Not only are they academic all-stars, but they also have unique backgrounds that add to the diversity of our student body and extraordinary life experiences that enhance the classes in which they are enrolled.

Guided by the pillars of Academic Curiosity and Excellence and Social Awareness and Involvement, these students become leaders in their academic fields and campus organizations. The Scholars are involved extensively in campus activities and community service.

Benefits of the Program

  • Full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the University of Rochester
  • Individual mentoring by the Renaissance & Global advisor
  • Support for individual research and fellowship opportunities
  • Off-campus gatherings with faculty and fellow Scholars from around the world and across the academic spectrum
  • Trips to the City of Rochester's various cultural and recreational spots
  • The opportunity to become part of the Renaissance Leadership Board
  • Access to a special alumni network made up of past Renaissance & Global Scholars
  • Academic support from current Scholars
  • An overnight retreat that focuses on the two pillars of the scholarship: social awareness and the pursuit of academic excellence
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