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Congratulations on being selected as an Honored Teacher at the Rochester Institute of Technology Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards!

Each year the Rochester Institute of Technology honors its Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars, a select group of students who have completed at least 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.

As part of the Scholars’ recognition, we have asked them to identify a high school or community college teacher whom they consider to be the "best"-- a teacher they would like honored as a model for others.  These teachers have had a profound influence on their career and have been an inspiration in their life. As one of the few selected for this honor, please accept our congratulations.

A reception, award ceremony, and dinner in honor of these Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars and their high school or community college teachers will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:30pm.

The award ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. You will have an opportunity to visit with your former student at the reception and you will be seated with them and their family and guests, at dinner.  A certificate of appreciation and an acknowledgement from your Scholar will be presented during the dinner program.

Travel and Expenses

RIT will pay your airfare or mileage, along with associated tolls, within the United States or Canada, and one night’s lodging at the RIT Inn and Conference Center (including breakfast on Friday). RSVPs are accepted online for this event; you will receive a link via email from Academic Affairs at RIT. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Dawn Murray at (585) 475-5334.

Please record your expenses on the expense form and return it to Dawn Murray, along with original receipts and the W-9 form, for reimbursement.  When we receive your expense form, we will process a reimbursement check and mail it to you at the address indicated on the form.  The process usually takes 10-14 business days.

Flight and Hotel Information

Air Travel

If you require flight arrangements, please contact Tzell Travel at 1-800-842-0941. Please let the counselor know you are making flight arrangements for RIT’s Outstanding Undergraduate Awards. Your flight will be direct-billed to RIT. If you book your flight another way, RIT will reimburse you for the cost of the flight.  Please see below for details on how to submit expenses for reimbursement.


A room has been reserved for you at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, W. Henrietta, NY  14586 (585-359-1800) for the evening of March 19. As a reminder, the cost of the room will be billed directly to RIT.  At check-in, you will receive a gift certificate to Petals Restaurant for breakfast on Friday morning.  You will be responsible for any other incidental charges (i.e. room service, movies, etc.).

Shuttle Service

The RIT Inn and Conference Center provides shuttle service to and from the Greater Rochester International Airport. Please contact the Inn by phone when you arrive to request shuttle service. The Inn is ten minutes from RIT and provides shuttle service to and from campus. Please inquire with staff at the Inn to reserve the shuttle for transportation to and from the event. Drop off and pick up should be at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center at the south end of D lot (map). If you are attending from the upstate New York area, please see the directions on the RIT Admissions page.