Bellport High School Student Named Rensselaer Medal Winner

For more than 90 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal and scholarship to promising high school juniors who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.  Rensselaer is pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the Rensselaer Medal.  Connor Cipp, who hails from Bellport, NY, is this year’s honoree.  Connor is a student enrolled at Bellport High School.

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 toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Each participating high school is allowed to select one member of the junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award.  The responsibility for designating the Rensselaer Medalist belongs to faculty and staff within the secondary school.  The merit scholarship, with a minimum value of $15,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.  Overall, an enrolled student may be eligible to receive a minimum scholarship of $60,000.  Congratulations Connor!