Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can receive substantial scholarships through our merit-based scholarship programs.
Merit-based scholarships at RIT/NTID are awarded in recognition of academic and extracurricular achievements, regardless of a student’s financial need. These scholarships are most often awarded based on a review of information already provided to NTID’s Office of Admissions as part of the admission process.
Some students who are awarded merit-based scholarships choose not to apply for need-based financial aid. Many others receive merit-based scholarships as part of a comprehensive financial aid award that may also include need-based grants, loans, or employment opportunities.
General guidelines pertaining to merit-based scholarships at RIT/NTID include the following:
Students who submit all required admission credentials by February 1 will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. In most cases, an additional merit-based scholarship application is not required.
Entering students selected to receive an RIT/NTID merit-based scholarship will be mailed a notification letter specifying the scholarship amount and renewal requirements.
Scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic performance with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher.