|HISTORY:||The Founders Award was authorized on January 15, 1934.|
|CRITERIA:||This second highest award of the Institute is to be extended to the persons who are living examples of the type of public and Institute spirit demonstrated by the founders of the Athenaeum and the Mechanics Institute.|
|CONFERRED BY:||The Executive Committee of the RIT Board of Trustees|
|PROCESS:||1. Members of the Board, faculty, staff, and administration may
submit nominations for consideration to the President of RIT.
2. The President recommends candidates for the award to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
3. Action is taken by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and is reported to the full Board.
|AWARD:||Hand illuminated citation and a hand-crafted silver piece. Names of recipients listed on plaque in lobby of the George Eastman Building on the RIT Campus.|