RIT’s College of Business Names McGowan Scholar

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Business has named Inga Grote as the 2006 winner of the prestigious McGowan Scholarship. Grote, a third year international business student, will receive a full scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year, made possible by a grant from the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.

Grote has received other notable achievements—the Blacktecky Memorial Endowed Scholarship, International Student Merit Scholarship and the Outstanding International Student Service Award presented by RIT’s Student Government for the 2005-2006 academic year.

“I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to further pursue my education,” Grote says. “The College of Business has generously rewarded me for my hard work in and outside of the classroom.”

Grote is an active member of various RIT organizations including the Lowenthal Group, Student Alumni Association, International Business Group and the Junior Achievement Program. She also works for and serves on a student advisory board for the Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation.

RIT is among 31 colleges and universities around the country that participate in the William G. McGowan Scholars Program, named in honor of the founder and chairman of MCI Communications Corp.