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Congratulations on being named an Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar!

scholarsAs a Scholar, you join an elite group of students who have completed a minimum of 83 credit hours of study and have established a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 for all work completed at the university as of the previous spring term. In addition, the selection committee of your college established other criteria pertinent to the special nature of your academic unit. The university’s policy relating to this award can be found in the Governance Policy Library.

As a 2019-2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar, you will be honored at a reception, award ceremony and dinner that will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Your selection as an RIT Scholar will be recognized in part through a special medallion designed by the late Professor Hans Christensen of the School for American Crafts. This medallion will be presented to you personally on stage at the award ceremony. The RIT trustees, deans, and the provost regard this one as one of the most important and enjoyable events of the academic year, and they look forward to sharing this honor with you and your guests.

Scholars' biographical information is requested by January 6.

As part of your recognition, RIT honors former high school or community college teachers of our Outstanding Scholars. We encourage you to identify a high school or community college teacher whom you consider to be the exemplary – one you would like to be honored as a model for others. This is your opportunity to acknowledge someone who has had a profound influence on your career or a special meaning in your life. On your behalf, RIT will acknowledge the teacher you nominate with a certificate and will invite and cover travel expenses for those in the continental United States and Canada to join you at the recognition events on March 19, 2020. These teachers will be recognized during the program at dinner.

Please fill out the dinner invitation form and nominate an honored teacher by Monday, January 6. 

Further details about this award can be found on the awards page. Please note that you need to complete the online RSVP, using the link sent to you via email, and enter your guest, honored teacher, and biographical information for the event. Important dates and deadlines can be found below.

Additionally, formal notification of your designation as an RIT Scholar will be sent to your permanent home address.

Your work at RIT marks you for special distinction, and  we congratulate you on your high achievement.        

Important dates (deadlines for RSVP’s, dinner tickets, ceremony)

  • Deadline for submitting biographical content: January 6

  • Deadline for nominating a past high school or commuinty college teacher: January 6

  • Deadline for approving biographical content for printed program: February 3 

  • RSVPs due for students, guests, and honored teachers: February 17

  • Deadline to modify guests: March 9