The University of Rochester is proud to offer the Rochester Promise, a scholarship program specifically for Rochester City School District graduates.
Eligible admitted students will attend Rochester tuition free.
“The first goal of the Rochester Promise is to assure students in RCSD schools that their hard work in earning admission to college will also earn them the financial support they require to succeed here.
The second goal is to ensure that dozens of young Rochester citizens recognize the University of Rochester not only as one of the nation’s best universities, but also as their neighborhood college.”
– Jonathan Burdick, Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Who is eligible for the Rochester Promise?
First-year and transfer applicants are both eligible. They must:
- Reside in the city of Rochester (or have resided in the city of Rochester during high school, for transfer students).
- Have graduated from and spent their last two years at a Rochester City School District public or publicly chartered high school within city geographical boundaries.
- Enroll in a full-time undergraduate program at the College.
Students are not eligible if:
- They or their parent qualifies for any UR employer tuition waiver.
- Their total household income is more than twice the Monroe County average ($110,544, or twice the $55,272 area average according to the US Census Bureau).
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 275-3221.
Like the Rochester Promise scholarship, these scholarships are specifically designed to eliminate barriers to access and encourage Rochester youth to achieve their aspirations for post-secondary achievement. As you know, the University of Rochester is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all admitted students.
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
$25,000 per year for a former Hillside scholar
Jesse Moore Urban League Scholarship
Starts at $10,000 per year for youth nominated by the local Urban League office
Wilson International Baccalaureate
Full-tuition scholarship for graduates of the IB Program at Wilson Magnet High School who enroll at the University as first years