Performing Arts

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 2002, the Jephson Educational Trusts Endowed Scholarship Fund for the Performing Arts at NTID provides scholarships to deserving deaf and hard-of-hearing students active in the NTID Performing Arts Program.

Selection for this scholarship will be based on the recpients' active participation in the NTID Performing Arts Program. 

Recipients should be RIT/NTID students who are deaf or hard of hearing and in good academic standing. First preference in selecting recipients will be to individuals demonstrating a high degree of financial need.

In the event there are no eligible students, the scholarship will be used to support students in the most closely related area of study at RIT/NTID.

Established in 1997 by Elizabeth Williams to provide significant scholarship assistance for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID involved in the performing arts.

Established by friends of Michael Thomas, assistant professor of performing arts. Annual scholarships are given to deaf students who are active participants in, and who are determined to have made significant contributions to, the performing arts at NTID. Financial need is a consideration, but not a requirement.

Established in 1994 through the estate of Miss Mary Hope Robinson to support the performing arts program at NTID. Miss Robinson was a 1937 graduate of RIT's College of Fine and Applied Arts, and was interested in the benefits that the performing arts provide to deaf students.

Established to support special projects in the department of Cultural and Creative Studies at NTID or student scholarships for deaf students active in the performing arts.

Created to support and recognize the accomplishments deaf RIT students active in the performing arts.