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Saunders College of Business offers numerous resources to aid in your success, including our Saunders Merit Awards. The RIT Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships provides a variety of resources to both undergraduate and graduate students to assist in financial planning for your education.

Undergraduate Saunders Merit Awards

Eligible students may apply for a Saunders Undergraduate Merit Award after completing 12 credits at RIT. Saunders Merit Awards are reviewed in June for the next academic year.

Each year many generous alumni and corporate donors contribute funds to dozens of Saunders Merit Awards. These donations enable Saunders College to distribute merit awards to Saunders College of Business students who have demonstrated strong leadership abilities and who have excelled within their academic programs.

Please review these criteria that you must meet before applying for a Merit Award:

  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20.
  • Earned a minimum of 12 credit hours from Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a Saunders College of Business undergraduate program.
  • PREP students are not eligible for Saunders Merit Awards.
  • Bridge students are not eligible for Saunders Merit Awards.

Please submit your Saunders Merit Award application electronically (all submissions must be electronic only) to scholarships@saunders.rit.edu by the April 15 deadline.

Graduate Saunders Merit Awards

After you start your graduate business degree program, you may be eligible for additional scholarship funding. Each year, many generous alumni and corporate donors contribute funds to dozens of Saunders Graduate Merit Awards. These donations enable Saunders College to distribute merit-based scholarship awards to Saunders College of Business students who have demonstrated strong leadership abilities and who have excelled within their academic programs.

Please review these criteria that you must meet before applying for a Graduate Saunders Merit Award:

  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.70.
  • Earned a minimum of 9 credit hours from Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Awardees must be enrolled in a Saunders College of Business graduate program.
  • PREP students are not eligible for Saunders Merit Awards.
  • Executive MBA students are not eligible for Saunders Merit Awards.

Please submit your Saunders Merit Award application electronically (all submissions must be electronic only) to scholarships@saunders.rit.edu by the April 15 deadline.

To view a complete listing of financial aid and scholarship information, visit Undergrauate Financial Aid & Scholarships or Graduate Financial Aid & Scholarships.