Scholarship challenge nears $1 million goal

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RIT’s Supporting Our Students $1 Million Matching Gift Scholarship Challenge is at 92 percent of its goal, according to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Alumni, faculty and staff are being urged to participate in the effort in hopes of reaching the $1 million mark.

An anonymous donor helped initiate the challenge, pledging a dollar-for-dollar match for every gift made to RIT in support of student scholarships. The hope is to bring in 2,000 additional alumni donors by June 30.

“More and more members of the RIT community are realizing that, no matter what the size of the gift, it will help provide the leverage we need to meet this challenge and gain $2 million in scholarship dollars for our students,” states Marisa Psaila, executive director of the Fund for RIT.

Individuals who take part in the $1 Million Matching Gift Scholarship Challenge may make a gift to any RIT scholarship fund. The matching gifts that result from these contributions will be directed to unrestricted scholarship funds in order to benefit as many students as possible.

To make a contribution, visit the Supporting Our Students Web site at