Xerox grants Technical Minority Scholarship to three RIT students

Program has provided nearly $2.7 million in financial assistance nationally since 1987

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Three 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 2012 honorees are Owen Patrick, sixth-year computer science major from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Okechukwu Igbokwe, second-year physics major from Brockton, Mass.; and Jesse Martinez, first-year computer science major from Salem, Ore.

A total of 126 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country were chosen from more than 1,100 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 2012-2013 school year.

Since the program began in 1987, the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship program has provided nearly $2.7 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, go to the Xerox Student Careers website at