When you support RPI, you enable us to transform the world.
You Provide Opportunities for Deserving Students
STUDENTS ARE THE REASON WE EXIST
Your support helps us to attract and retain bright young minds to RPI so that our students include the most talented of applicants, regardless of financial need. Without the burden of financial concerns, students with scholarships are able to focus on their education and are more likely to explore careers in technology and research.
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You Help Attract and Retain Talented Faculty
Our faculty’s approach to educating the leaders of tomorrow is multidisciplinary. They cultivate robust and sustained learning by connecting the classroom, design studio, or laboratory to the living environment of the students.
Learn how excellent faculty helped Tomas’ Provencher ’21 excel in his academic career in this video:
You Empower Life-Changing Experiences
MOVING FROM TRANSFORMING THE CAMPUS TO BEING TRANSFORMATIVE
Research provides the intellectual grounding and training for the next generation of scholars and technological leaders. Your investment has allowed RPI’s research portfolio to grow to a size, significance, quality, and prominence that positions us to tackle global challenges.
Students like Vanessa are able to explore careers that will change the world.
You Help Support Talented Students
STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
Samantha Soevyn-Kreamer ’24 was able to go to her dream school and work towards commissioning into the United States Air Force, thanks to the scholarships she received from supporters like you. Because RPI cares about the success of its students, Samantha can intern in her field of study and gain experience that will secure her career goals after graduation.
Samantha is a student determined to reach her career goals.
Read more of her story
I am pursuing a dual major in biology and philosophy. I originally planned to study biology since I have always enjoyed the topic and the research. However, I fell in love with the philosophy department – they offer a variety of classes that allow a break from the structured science classes we all have to take. These classes are more discussion-based, and the professors allow for our thoughts and ideas to be considered as actual solutions.
RPI cares a lot about the success of its students. We have opportunities for hands-on research, as well as classes that are specific to the variety of interests of students like me. In fact, if there is an area that isn’t listed, they can help you set up an independent study for it! RPI also offers internships in the field you are studying to gain experience and to secure a job after graduation.
I am also so grateful for my Air Force ROTC opportunity. My dream has always been to serve in the military. Through ROTC, I can succeed in my future goals while also obtaining a degree. After graduation, I plan to commission into the United States Air Force as a biomedical laboratory technician or an RPA pilot.
Without the help of alumni, parents, families, and friends, I don’t think I could have attended RPI. I was able to go to my dream school, thanks to the scholarships I received. My time here at Rensselaer has been truly memorable, and I can’t wait to see what else is to come.
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“The opportunity that I have been given to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has allowed me to become the man I am today.”
—Tomás Provencher ’21