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Old 02-21-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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$100,000 Scholarship for High School Juniors

A number of high schools throughout the country participate in the Rensselaer Medal Scholarship Program. This program allows each participating school to select one Junior Class student each Spring who will receive a guaranteed $100,000 scholarship to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

See the links below for additional information:

https://admissions.rpi.edu/aid/schol...nsselaer-medal


https://rpi.edu/


Per RPIís web site, all participating high schools will receive the nomination packet for Class of 2019 students in mid-March. The high schools must return their selection to Rensselaer by May 1. Interested students should meet with their Counselor.

RPI is a small, academically challenging, private college in upstate New York about 3 hours North of NY City. RPI is the oldest engineering and technical college in the US, and was ranked as the 4th best Engineering School by US News & World Report in 2014.

All Junior Class students who are planning to study Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, or other challenging degree programs should research Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then decide for themselves if the school seems to be an appropriate fit.

Students not attending one currently participating high schools can request their school join the Rensselaer Medal program. First year participating schools can award their medal to a Senior Class student in the Fall of the student's senior year. All subsequent nominations must be to Juniors in the Spring.

Full Disclosure: I am a Class of '97 Alum from RPI's Masters Degree distance learning program, and our youngest son is a Class of '04 Alum as well as the first Rensselaer Medal recipient from his high school. It is disappointing how few high schools outside of New England award this scholarship each year.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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I teach at a small, public STEM magnet. We have had kids participate in this in the past, but very, very few of them want to go to RPI. I don't think we have had one there since the class of '11 despite the fact that 25% of the go on to engineering programs. In large part it is due to location/climate. It makes sense that the NE kids would choose a school with that much snow and cold.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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I teach at a small, public STEM magnet. We have had kids participate in this in the past, but very, very few of them want to go to RPI. I don't think we have had one there since the class of '11 despite the fact that 25% of the go on to engineering programs. In large part it is due to location/climate. It makes sense that the NE kids would choose a school with that much snow and cold.
And other reasons too. I have a Niece who was the first Medal Recipient from her HS here in Michigan. RPI sweetened her scholarship offer to a 4-year Full Ride. Much to the chagrin of her parents she decided to stay closer to home and attend the University of Michigan for Chemical Engineering.
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