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Community Impact Awards

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement coordinates the application and/or selection process for the Community Impact Awards: Scholarships for students serving and leading in their communities. The application process for these scholarships opens in January 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 references. 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. 

Application will open on Monday, January 14, 2019. Students interested in applying should RSVP below. Following the RSVP,  a link to the application will be sent by email. The application will be due on Friday, February 15, 2019.

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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 Kerry Foxx | kwfrli@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 Monica Sanford | mlsccl@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 Kerry Foxx | kwfrli@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 Kerry Foxx | kwfrli@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 Kerry Foxx | kwfrli@rit.edu

Frederick Douglass Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate
GPA Requirement 2.5
Financial Eligibility N/A
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Recipient must have demonstrated leadership, campus citizenship and community service. Recipients must be AALANA students: African American, Hispanic-American, or Native-American.
Contact Megan Tornow | metnsc@rit.edu

Alpha Phi Omega Endowed Scholarship

Classification
(at time of application)
Undergraduate
GPA Requirement N/A
Financial Eligibility Demonstrate financial need
Judicial Good Judicial Standing
Additional Requirements Candidates must demonstrate that service to the RIT community is a personal commitment and an integral part of their university experience. Preference for current and active members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.
Contact Kerry Foxx | kwfrli@rit.edu