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How to Apply

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement coordinates the application and/or selection process for a number of scholarships. The application process for these scholarships typically opens in early-Spring with an application deadline of mid-February. Scholarship amounts vary by award but typically range between $500 and $2500.

Applications are available on-line. Please note that the qualifications for each scholarship are different, but there is only one common application. Based on your responses to the demographic questions, the application will populate which scholarships you are eligible to apply for.  All submissions, however, must include a complete application, an essay, a resume, and two letters of recommendation. Please note that some scholarships require additional materials.

 

 

Note: Applicants must be a full-time RIT matriculated undergraduate student both at the time of application (typically the Spring) and when the scholarship is distributed (typically the following Fall). Awards are generally added directly to the student’s account. 

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Available Awards & Scholarships

Walls Olson Memorial Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
2nd and 3rd year. 4th year if in 5 year program. (Undergraduate)
GPA Requirement 1.80-2.80
Financial Eligibility N/A
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must be active in at least two major student activities.
Contact Amanda Metzger | amanda.metzger@rit.edu

Joseph T Ferraro Memorial Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate
GPA Requirement 2.0 minimum
Financial Eligibility Demonstrate financial need
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated an interest in and ability to build bridges among people of diverse backgrounds.
Contact Jeff Hering | jphcpm@rit.edu

Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate
GPA Requirement N/A
Financial Eligibility N/A
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must have demonstrated an understanding of the concept of diversity through overt contributions to this area.
Contact Sandy Whitmore | swwpro@rit.edu

Alfred L. and Ruby C. Davis Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
2nd and 3rd year. 4th year if in a 5 year program. (Undergraduate)
GPA Requirement 2.0 minimum
Financial Eligibility Demonstrate financial need
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient(s) must have demonstrated significant effort towards the improvement and quality of campus.
Contact Amanda Metzger | amanda.metzger@rit.edu

Kathleen M. Keyes Memorial Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate Student
GPA Requirement 2.75 minimum
Financial Eligibility Demonstrate financial need
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Candidates must be active leaders and/or participants in organizations under the student government umbrella. They must make meaningful contributions to campus life and exhibit the qualities of dedication, open-mindedness, friendliness, and willingness to help others.
Contact Amanda Metzger | amanda.metzger@rit.edu

Susan Willoughby, Lanette Moore, and Cheryl Bulls Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate
GPA Requirement 2.30 minimum
Financial Eligibility N/A
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must have demonstrated leadership in student groups and/or community activities. Recipients must be AALANA students: African American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American.
Contact Amanda Metzger | amanda.metzger@rit.edu

Eric Senna Award

Classification
(at time of application)
3rd year. 4th year if in a 5 year program.
GPA Requirement N/A
Financial Eligibility N/A
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must have significantly contributed to the improvement of campus life, tradition, pride, and spirit.
Contact Amanda Metzger | amanda.metzger@rit.edu