National Writing Contest For High School Students With Hearing Loss

Winners Can Chose Scholarship or Cash Prize

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High school students with hearing loss in 10th or 11th grade can enter the third annual RIT SpiRIT Writing Contest, and compete for prizes, including a summer camp scholarship.

Winners will have their choice of a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. EYF is a six-day career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that gives them the opportunity to sample different careers.

Complete contest guidelines and entry information are available at The deadline to enter is March 1, 2008. For more information, contact or call (585) 475-7695 (voice/TTY).

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and for providing unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 1,100 students with hearing loss from around the world study, live and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y. campus. U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.

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