Release Date: February 10, 2017
Contact: Vienna McGrain
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RIT/NTID announces writing contest for deaf, hard-of-hearing high schoolers
National contest winners vie for cash prizes
Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students in 10th and 11th grades can use the power of words to express their feelings— and win prizes—in Rochester Institute of Technology’s SpiRIT Writing Contest for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students.
Winners can choose from a scholarship and travel expenses to the Explore Your Future program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, or a $500 cash prize. Explore Your Future is a six-day summer career exploration program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students that provides the opportunity to sample different careers as well as college life.
For guidelines and entry information for the SpiRIT Writing Contest, go to http://www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContestNR. The entry deadline is March 1, 2017.
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.
The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.
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