Frequently Asked Questions

A RSP student taking part in an event on Fresno state campus


What type of students is RSP looking for?

We are looking for students who are highly-motivated, college-bound individuals with academic potential and leadership ability. We want students who are interested in taking an active part of our program community and have the desire to serve others.

How many students will be accepted?

The number of students granted program admission is dependent on a variety of factors. On average, 10 -20 students will be selected each fall semester.

Is this a scholarship?

The program does not offer a full ride scholarship but financial assistance is available through semester grant aid, emergency fund, and educational enhancement fund.

When will I know if I am selected to be a Renaissance Scholar?

You will receive official notice of program admittance from the Renaissance Scholars Office by mail and/or email. You can expedite the process by making sure our office receives all requested information in a timely manner.

Do I have to live on campus?

No. However, we strongly encourage all incoming freshman to live on campus or close by. It helps ease the transition into college life.

What if I have questions or need help completing the application?

 Contact our office at (559) 278-1787 or email if you need any assistance.