Financial Need

You can support any of the scholarships listed below via the Online Gift form. If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship fund in honor or memory of someone, please contact Bryan Hensel.

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Milton Ohringer in 1985 through an initial gift of $25,000, the purpose is to provide assistance to NTID students in financial need. 

The scholarship is to be given only to NTID students in financial need. The income from the fund can be used for graduate work at the discretion of the director of NTID. 

The income is to be paid directly to the college for tuition, board and books.

Established in 2008, the Barbara M. Fallon KPMG Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID who demonstrate financial need.

Established in 2008, the Barbara M. Fallon KPMG Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID who demonstrate financial need.

Established in 1991 by Mrs. Loretta F. Wolf to provide financial assistance to deaf students at NTID.

Preference for this fund is given to students: (1) whose other sources of funding have been exhausted, and (2) who have exhausted all grants and student loans for which they are eligible to apply. Secondary preference is given to entering students who require financial assistance to enroll, thereby reducing students' reliance on loans, and decreasing their debts when they have graduated.

Established in 1990 by Dr. Diane Castle in memory of her parents to assist deaf students enrolled at RIT. Funds are to support the provision of audiological and vision care services at NTID with a particular emphasis on the acquisition of earmolds, hearing aids, and eyeglasses for students who have difficulty paying for such devices themselves.

Established in 1989 by her husband, Edgar L. Sargent, in recognition of Elizabeth Dunlap Sargent's 37 years of service to young deaf men and women in the Rochester area as a teacher, mentor and friend, and to provide financial aid to deaf students at RIT.

Established in 2010 to honor the work of Dr. Ellie Rosenfield and support deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT who are in need of financial assistance.

Established in 1987 through an anonymous gift with additional investments made by NTID faculty, staff, alumni and parents to honor Professor Robert F. Panara for his 20 years of dedication to teaching and to the welfare of RIT students, and to provide financial assistance to deaf students at RIT/NTID.

Established by Harriett Lichtenstein in 1999 to honor the memory of her son, Edward, a professor of English at NTID. This fund is designated to support deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are in vital need of scholarship support to continue their education. This scholarship will be administered with the assistance of the English Department.

Established in 1989 by Mrs. Mildred F. Hall to provide financial aid to worthy deaf students enrolled at NTID.

Established in 1985 by Mrs. Helene Frumkes to offer educational opportunity to deaf young men and women with demonstrated academic promise and integrity, who, because of financial need, might otherwise be unable to attend RIT/NTID.

Established in 1983 by Mrs. Ruth Fenyvessy to offer educational opportunities to young deaf men and women of promise and integrity who encounter financial emergencies during their tenure as students at RIT.

Established by Mrs. Alberta B. Dodge in 1984 in memory of her husband, a 1929 graduate of the Mechanics Institute to: offer educational opportunities to young deaf men and women of promise and integrity who, because of financial need, might not otherwise attend NTID.

Established at Eisenhower College in 1972 by Mrs. Edythe Cowin Matthews in memory of her sister, Lillian M. Cowin, to offer educational opportunity to young men and women of promise and integrity with special consideration given to the financial needs of deaf students at NTID. Seven merit-based scholarships of $1,500 will be available annually to newly admitted deaf students.

Established in 2003, this fund provides scholarship to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology. Scholarship recipients must be deaf or hard of hearing and enrolled in NTID or one of the other colleges of RIT. They must be in satisfactory academic standing and deomonstrate financial need. 

Former videp president of RIT, Frank P. Benz, Jr. was a major participant in the construction of RIT's Henrietta campus and in bringing NTID to RIT. He was a graduate of Baldwin Wallace College and received his MBA at Miami University. After leaving RIT, Frank was vice president of Wood and Tower-McGraw Hill from 1970-1988 and vice president of Marshall and Swift from 1988-1994. After his retirement, he moved to Ft. Worth, Texas, where he was residing at the time of his death on May 20, 2003 at the age of 73.