Xerox Grants Technical Minority Scholarship to Four RIT Students

Program has provided nearly $2 million in financial assistance nationally since 1987




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Four students from Rochester Institute of Technology are recipients of the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships, presented annually by Xerox Corp., which recognizes high academic achievement in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

RIT’s 2009 honorees are Dwight Cooke, fifth-year mechanical engineering major from Castleton, N.Y.; Clarissa Gore, fifth-year electrical engineering major from Conway, S.C.; Harold Mendoza, second-year computer engineering major from Alexandria, Va.; and Tatiana Stein, first-year mechanical engineering major from Houston.

A total of 122 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country were chosen from more than 800 qualified applicants for this year’s Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship. The program targets minority students enrolled in technical degree programs at the bachelor’s degree level or above who show financial need. Winners receive money toward tuition costs for the 2009-2010 school year.

Since the program began in 1987, the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship program has provided nearly $2 million in funding to help approximately 2,000 students achieve their academic and professional goals. For more information on the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship and how to apply, visit www.xerox.com/careers.