Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Department Scholarship

Transfer Scholarship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded RIT a four-year $599,984 grant from its 2012 Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program to increase substantially the number of high technology workers and to develop high-quality professionals in selected fields. RIT is contributing $50,000 in the post-grant period in support of this program. These scholarships are in addition to the grants and scholarships already awarded by RIT. RIT will award a maximum of 25 TiPi scholarships in the fall quarters of 2012, 2013, and 2014. For more detailed information on this program go to RIT TiPi Scholarship Program.

ECTET Academic Excellence Endowed Scholarship

This award was established in 2007. This endowment provides academic merit and financial need based scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology (ECTET) Department at RIT. Selection for this scholarship is based on the students continued good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student in ECTET. Criteria for selection are: maintaining high academic achievement standards (GPA 3.5 or higher), demonstrated need for financial assistance and active participation within the ECTET department.

Recipients of the ECTET Academic Excellence Endowed Scholarship


Alyssa Erin Wirch

BS/ MS Computer Engineering Technology/ Computer Science


Troy Hawley

BS/ MS Computer Engineering Technology/ Computer Science


Andrew Hoffman

BS/ MS Computer Engineering Technology/ Computer Science

Mitel Scholarship

The Mitel scholarship was founded by Sir Terrance Matthews of Mitel Corporation in 2009 to award entrepreneurial, high performing, students from the ECTET department financial assistance in completing their academic endeavors. Mitel is a leading provider of communications solutions which range from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to a managed service.

In June of 2006, Mitel donated IP telephone equipment to the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Technology within the College of Applied Science and Technology. In August of 2006, MiteI conducted its first recruitment of RIT students for co-op positions.

Recipients of the Scholarship


Eric Maassmann

BS/ MS Telecommunications Engineering Technology


Carmen Bovalino

Computer Engineering Technology

Benjamin Drobiz

Computer Engineering Technology