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Undergraduate Scholarships


RIT offers several scholarships exclusively to School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS) majors. Several of the named endowed scholarships available are listed below.

George T. Georgantas Memorial Scholarship Fund

The George T. Georgantas Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 to honor Dr. Georgantas' legacy of student support and life-long learning. The award is granted to incoming first-year students based on financial need and good academic standing and may be renewed. Dr. Georgantas joined the RIT faculty in 1975 and rose rapidly through the academic ranks becoming department head in 1980. Under his leadership, the department grew in its reputation for professionalism and excellence in teaching. In addition to the program in Applied Mathematics, the Computational Mathematics and Applied Statistics programs as well a master's degree program were created. Prof. Georgantas returned to full-time teaching in 1995 and, in 2001, was awarded for his dedicated teaching and love of his students with the Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, RIT's highest faculty honor.

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Patrick Thomas Lynch Memorial Scholarship

The Patrick Thomas Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 to honor his memory by assisting incoming freshman or transfer students to afford an education from the RIT School of Mathematical Sciences. Lynch Scholarship recipients must show evidence of academic achievement and school or community activity. The scholarship is available to all students, with a preference given to students from Massachusetts (Patrick's home state) and the rest of New England. Evidence of financial need is not a requirement of this non-renewable scholarship.

Michelle "Shelly" Nageotte Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Michelle "Shelly" Nageotte Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 to honor her memory by assisting other young women afford an education in RIT's Mathematical Sciences programs. Nageotte Scholarship recipients must show evidence of financial need and academic achievement. Recipients must be of high moral character and maintain academic achievement acceptable to individual's skills and abilities. This scholarship provides $2,500 per academic year and may be renewed up to three additional years.

Ihor Shot Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 1995 to honor the memory of Ihor Shot by providing financial assistance to students who pursue a B.S. from RIT's School of Mathematical Sciences. Shot Scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need. First preference is given to students with Ukrainian heritage. The scholarship is available to first- through fourth-year students and may be renewable.

The Mathematics and Statistics Fund of Rochester

Seven to ten awards of $2000 each are given annually to students entering one of the programs of the School of Mathematical Sciences of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

To be considered for these and other RIT scholarships, simply file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and any other pertinent forms listed on the RIT Financial Aid website and your application will automatically be considered for institutional need-based grant and scholarship as well as merit-based scholarship programs. Any awards granted will be listed on your RIT financial aid award letter. For a comprehensive overview of RIT academic and merit scholarships, please refer to RIT Merit Scholarships. For additional scholarship resources, please visit .

Additionally, many professional organizations, such as Mathematical Association of America (MAA), American Mathematical Society (AMS) and others, offer scholarships and fellowships to students pursuing degrees in the mathematical sciences. As an example, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has a nice listing of national fellowships. To view such opportunities for funding assistance, please visit the various organizations' websites for information and direct application, some of which are available under our Research link.

School of Mathematical Sciences Awards


Dr. John F. Randolph Award

The annual John F. Randolph Award is bestowed upon one deserving upper-division student who exhibits strong academic achievement and is employed both during the summer and academic year to support their education.

John Wiley Jones Award for Outstanding Students in Science

The John Wiley Jones Award for Outstanding Students in Science was established by Jones Chemicals, Inc. in 1974 during RIT's 150th Anniversary Campaign. Mr. Jones was the company chairman and an honorary trustee of RIT. Awards are made annually to outstanding students in the College of Science (COS). One fourth- or fifth-year student from each school in the COS receives the award in recognition of their academic achievement and service to the College and/or RIT.

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