Rensselaer Medal winner
For more than 100 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal and scholarship to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.
Rensselaer has announced that Francesca Beyer of Millbury is one of this year’s medal recipients.
The Rensselaer Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students towards careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The merit scholarship, with a value of $30,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each Medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer, for a total scholarship amount of $120,000.
“The Rensselaer Medal winners represent the next generation of leaders, scientists, innovators, artists, scholars, game designers, architects, humanitarians, and entrepreneurs,” said Karen Long, director of undergraduate admissions at RPI.