Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship awarded to six legacy students

Six RIT legacy students have been awarded an RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship for the 2015–2016 academic year. Incoming students Leah Kotas (daughter of Alan Kotas '92); Andrew Lindskoog (grandson of Robert Blakemore '59 and Edwin Lindskoog '57); Thomas Pink (son of Jeffrey Pink '95 and Karen Pink '88, '90); Frank Sankey, Jr. (son of Frank Sankey Sr. '90 and Arlene Sankey '89); Quinn White (son of Kenton White '88); and current student Nicholas Giordano (son of Barbara Giordano '83, '84 and John Giordano '82) were selected by a committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors from a field of nearly two dozen strong applicants.

Committee chair David Branca '05 notes, “It was a privilege to review this year's scholarship applicants. Each individual demonstrated strong academic and leadership qualities inherent of a RIT Tiger. The pride exhibited in the essays and the excitement of continuing a family legacy was immeasurable. As an alumnus, I am thrilled to award a scholarship fundamentally supported by fellow Tigers to this year's recipients.”

Established in September 2002, the RIT Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to RIT alumni who wish to continue their education at RIT, and/or the children and grandchildren of RIT alumni. Scholarships are awarded based upon the student's demonstrated financial need, leadership ability and academic performance.

As an endowed scholarship, the amount distributed each year varies depending on the total value of the endowment and accrued earnings. You can help grow the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship by making your gift now. Visit www.rit.edu/giving and click the “Make a Gift” button to build the RIT Alumni Legacy.