STEM Focus

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 2016 to provide scholarship support to graduate level RIT students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and majoring in a STEM program.                                    

This scholarship was established to honor the memoriy of David Smith, a second-year student in the NTID Applied Computer Technology program, whose life was cut short in July 2004 by an accident while competing in a national racing event sponsored by the World Karting Association. 

Selection for this scholarship will be based on the recipient's enrollment as a full-time student in a degree program at RIT/NTID. Recipients must be deaf or hard of hearing, demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. First preference in selecting recpieints will be for students enrolled in the Applied Computer Tecnology program at NTID, or a degree program it he Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. 

In the event there are no students meeting the above criteria, the scholarship wil be used to support students most closely meeting the above criteria. 

Established in 1990 by Mrs. Sara L. Kuhnert to recognize and assist one or more deaf women enrolled in a technical degree program at RIT. Mrs. Kuhnert contributed significantly to the corporate world of science and technology through a successful career at a time when few professionals were women. Her desire is to encourage young deaf women to strive to make their own unique contributions in the fields of science and technology.

Established in January 2006, T. Alan and Vicki T. Hurwitz Family Endowed Scholarship Fund provides academic scholarships annually to deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and cross-registered into any of the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics (STEM) programs of study at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mary Jane Hellyar has been a long-time member of NTID’s Foundation Board of Directors and has served as its chairperson since 2004. Established in 2008, the Mary JaneHellyar Endowed Scholarship Fund is intended to provide scholarship support annually to deaf and hard-of-hearing women studying in the Laboratory Science Technology (LST) program with degree concentrations in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines while enrolled in programs of study at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Established in February 2008, The Warren R. Goldmann Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship aid to an eligible deaf or hard-of-hearing NTID- sponsored student who is admitted to and matriculating in an undergraduate Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program at Rochester Institute of Technology.