Like many colleges and universities, we distinguish between two types of financial assistance: support based on merit and support based on need. A financial aid offer from the University often includes both types of aid. Merit-based aid comes in the form of scholarships and can be automatically reapplied to your financial aid package each year. Many scholarships are awarded by the arts, sciences & engineering department. We distribute merit-based aid regardless of a family’s demonstrated financial need.
The University of Rochester awards an unlimited number of scholarships to students who have participated on a FIRST team and are enrolling as first-year students at the University of Rochester. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, and be admitted as full-time students. This scholarship is renewable for four years. Students who have an excellent academic record will be good candidates for this award. This scholarship is renewable for four years or eight semesters.