Professional Development

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 2004, this fund provides financial support to the English Department to award a two to four week internship with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID’s) English Department, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology.  The purpose of the internship is to provide mentorship in best teaching practices to promote literacy. This fund was established to honor the memory of professor emeritus Edward L. Scouten, who was a faculty member in the NTID English Department from 1970 until his retirement in 1985.  During these years, he served as chair and as teacher. Throughout his career, Professor Scouten made many important contributions to the understanding of deafness, to Deaf people, and to the teaching of English to Deaf people.

Established in 1990 by Noel N. and Florence C. Rothman to support bringing appropriate role models to NTID to promote the positive self-image of and educational opportunities for young deaf men and women.

Established in 1998 by Mrs. Lynne Lovejoy in memory of her husband, a prominent Rochester physician.

Established in 1979 with gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Francis Remington and the Hon. and Mrs. John Van Voorhis, to create a living memorial to Mr. Lyon through the establishment of a distinguished lectureship in the field of deafness at NTID. Edmund Lyon, who was one of the founders of the Rochester School for the Deaf and the inventor of the Rochester Method, served as an RIT Trustee for 15 years (1905-20), had a lifelong interest in the field of deafness and a concern for deaf individuals.

Established in 2008 by Jess A. Cuculick, Assistant Professor in RIT’s Liberal Studies Department, supported by the La Sala Family Foundation, the La Sala Doctoral Studies Endowed Fellowship Fund will be used as an incentive for RIT/NTID deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as other deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals not affiliated with RIT/NTID, to pursue a doctoral degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology or any accredited university. The primary goal for this fellowship fund is to provide employment opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in higher education.

Established to offer an opportunity for faculty and staff of NTID to pursue research and development efforts that hold promise for increasing the teaching effectiveness of those engaged in the instruction of deaf RIT students.