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RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards programs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0228

Scope and Contents

The RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards programs document the ceremonies and recipients of the award from 1976-2016. Programs include a list of winners and ceremony activities. Some programs include biographies of the honorees.


  • Creation: 1976-2016

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

In 1976, RIT honored the first Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards to thirty-two students. The number of awards given each year varies, but is not to exceed 1% of the previous fall quarters full time student enrollment. Honorees must maintain a grade point average of 3.85, and have completed 125 quarter credit hours. Creative work, service on student committees, civic activities, employment, and independent research are also encouraged. Each Institute college can nominate students with final awards chosen by a selection committee. Committee members are named by the deans of each college.

Honorees are designated RIT Scholars. Each receives a bronze medallion designed by Hand Christensen, renowned silversmith and former professor in RIT's School for American Craftsmen. According to the award program for 1976, "Professor Christensen was the youthful recipient of two medallions for excellence in silver design and execution from the King of Denmark. His memory of this special event in his own life became the genesis for RIT's bronze medallion....Christensen chose traditional symbols for wisdom and respect- the Athenian owl and the olive branch- as images for the medallion."


1 Folder(s)




RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards contains programs of ceremonies and names of recipients of the award from 1976-2016.


Collection materials are arranged chronologically by type.

Physical Location

C.S. South Shelf 368

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection has been deposited in the RIT Archive Collections by the Office of the Provost.


Programs will be added annually.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.

RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship Awards programs
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
08 August 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA