Geographic Based

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 in 2015, the fund provides scholarships to students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, enrolled in a full time RIT/NTID degree program and reside in the greater Boston, MA, area. The scholarship is named in honor of William ‘Dummy’ Hoy, a deaf professional baseball player in the early 1900’s who is credited with creating the ‘signs’ for “strike” and “out” that are used in baseball today. The fund was established with proceeds from the Oldtime Baseball game fundraiser, an annual event held in Cambridge, MA.

First preference in selecting scholarship awardees will be given to deaf or hard-of-hearing students who graduated from select schools in Massachusetts.

Established in 2007, recipients of this scholarship must be deaf or hard-of-hearing, demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. First preference in selecting scholarship awardees will be given to students who graduated from The Learning Center for Deaf Children (Framingham, Mass.), EDCO Program for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (Newtonville, Mass.), and Wellesley High School (Wellesley, Mass.). Second preference will be to students who reside within the town of Wellesley, Mass. or within a town surrounding Wellesley including Weston, Newton, Needham, Dover or Natlick, Mass.

Established in November 2006, the Carolie R. Simone Endowed Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships annually to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, either in an associate degree program and/or cross-registered into any of the baccalaureate degree programs in teh other colleges of RIT. Furthermore, it will give preference to students graduating from the Rochester School for the Deaf.

Selection for this scholarship will be based on the recpient's enrollment in NTID's associate degree program and/or transferring into any of the baccalaureate degree programs in the other colleges of RIT. Students must demonstrate financial need. Special preference will be given to students from the Rochester School for the Deaf. 

Established in 1999 by the Woman's Club for deaf students attending RIT/NTID who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from the greater Rochester area.

Established in 1991 by the Max Factor Family Foundation to provide scholarship awards to deaf students from the Greater Los Angeles/Southern California area.

Established in 2005, this fund provides annual academic scholarships to deaf and hard-of-hearing students residing from the State of Ohio and enrolled in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology.