Livingston Area Residents Receive Performing Arts Scholarship to RIT

Since 2019, more than 1,400 Rochester Institute of Technology students have received Performing Arts Scholarships, renewable for up to five years, as long as the students stay involved in performing arts. The students come from each of RIT’s nine colleges, with the majority from engineering and computer sciences. The following local residents received a partial scholarship to RIT this fall to pursue performing arts:

Colby Mitchell of Dansville (14437) , a graduate of Dansville High School , is a first-year student in the Computing Security BS program and is pursuing instrumental music.

Brendan Miron of Avon (14414) , a graduate of Avon High School, is a first-year student in the Human-Centered Computing BS program and is pursuing musical theater.

Johnathan Schofield of Piffard (14533) , a graduate of York Central School, is a first-year student in the Game Design and Development BS program and is pursuing musical theater.

RIT President David Munson has said the best students are students who are also involved in performing arts, which allow them to think creatively. The experience also gives students a leg up with prospective employers who seek the best, well-rounded candidates who can think creatively in a variety of situations.

A School of Performing Arts opened this year at RIT to offer non-majors in performing arts more opportunities to continue their performing passions in college.

The opportunities for performing artists continues to grow on the RIT campus with the addition of two new buildings being erected to provide more rehearsal, stage, studio, and theater spaces.

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Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,700 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the US

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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