Community Service

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 2005, this fund provides financial support for programming to bring together hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in RIT for social interaction.

In order to be eligible for support from the fund for the programming envisioned, students must be represented from a mixture of diverse groups. If less than 11 student groups, at least half of the groups must have active deaf and hard-of-hearing membership. Additionally, the student gruops themselves must participate in fund-raising activities. Funds will be made available based on a specific schedule, which rewards the broadest coalition of groups with greater support than narrow coalitions.

Established in 2006 by Dr. Eleanor D. Rosenfield through a bequest commitment from her estate, the NTID Student Leadership Endowed Fund will be used to encourage deaf and hard-of-hearing students to become more involved in co-curricular activities sponsored by NTID’s Student Life Team.

Established in 2009, the Kevin Mowl Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides academic scholarships annually to deaf or hard-of-hearing students who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to serve their community. The scholarship was established to honor Kevin Mowl, who on February 25, 2008 died from injuries sustained in Iraq while serving as a member of the U.S. Army. Kevin attended Pittsford schools until his junior year and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy near Philadelphia in 2003. He is remembered for his love of history, politics, world travel and above all else, outstanding service to his community and country.

Established in 1972 by RIT Trustee Maurice I. Abrams, M.D., to honor the work of Dr. D. Robert Frisina, to recognize the development of NTID within the overall purpose of RIT, and to accent the importance of student contributions to this development.

Established in 2003 by the National Advisory Group, and faculty, staff and friends of the Davilas, this fund honors Dr. and Mrs. Davila's leadership and years of service.

Established in April 2006, The Shirley M. Panara Memorial Endowed Fund will assist the NTID Performing Arts Program within the Cultural and Creative Studies Department to enhance and preserve past and future theater performances by creating DVD versions of the shows and archiving all materials connected with the theater such as playbills, photographs, books, scripts, videotapes, films and art work.