M&T Bank Sponsors Scholars Program at RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business

Scholarships will target Monroe Community College business students




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“By funding scholarships to help Monroe Community College students complete
business degrees at RIT, and offering these students local internships, we hope to build
on the pipeline of young people staying here and pursuing business careers.”

—Daniel J. Burns, president, M&T Bank Rochester region

Monroe Community College business students who are interested in financial services will benefit from the M&T Bank Scholars Program—a scholarship and internship program designed in partnership with the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology.

M&T Bank is awarding $50,000 in scholarships to graduating MCC students who are interested in completing their bachelor’s degrees at RIT’s Saunders College of Business. Scholarship recipients must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA, and will also receive a local internship with M&T Bank or other appropriate not-for-profit community organizations.

“In an effort to support the educational needs of students from our region interested in pursuing a degree in business and a career in banking, the Scholars Program represents an extremely valued partnership between the Saunders College of Business and M&T Bank,” says Saunders College of Business Dean, Ashok Rao.

“Further, it is closely aligned with two of RIT’s principal values: a focus on student success and a commitment to a diverse student population.”

Since 2000, M&T Bank has partnered with the Saunders College of Business to promote a scholars program for students, which includes an academic scholarship, a work program to gain practical experience, and a mentoring program where scholars are paired with a member of the M&T team who can offer encouragement, support and advice.

“One of Rochester’s economic strengths is the number of business and science degrees produced at our local colleges and universities,” says Daniel J. Burns, president of M&T Bank’s Rochester region. “By funding scholarships to help Monroe Community College students complete business degrees at RIT, and offering these students local internships, we hope to build on the pipeline of young people staying here and pursuing business careers.”

For more information on the M&T Scholars Program, contact Megan Cheever in RIT’s Saunders College of Business at (585) 475-2354; mccdar@rit.edu.