The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has presented the school with a grant valued at $39,830. As a result of this award, RIT joins 30 other colleges and universities that participate in the McGowan Scholars program, which recognizes academic achievement among business students while encouraging leadership and community involvement. The grant has created the largest scholarship currently being offered by the College of Business.
"We're pleased that the McGowan Charitable Fund has recognized the value of an RIT education," says Thomas Hopkins, College of Business dean. "This investment will further enhance our efforts to support the development of tomorrow's business leaders."
The program also aims to heighten awareness of the contributions made by William G. McGowan, founder and chairman of MCI Communications Corp. Scholarship applicants must submit an essay discussing McGowan's impact on the business world.
Applications are being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students at RIT who have been nominated for the program by a member of the faculty or staff. Those students must meet a variety of eligibility factors, including minimum grade point average.
Two RIT scholarship winners will be announced this spring. For more information on the McGowan Scholars program, call RIT's College of Business at 475-2199.
NOTE: RIT's College of Business is recognized nationally as a leading provider of career-oriented business education, offering undergraduate and graduate level programs in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and photographic marketing management. U.S. News & World Report ranks RIT's College of Business among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country.