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Cholish Engineering Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide financial aid to students pursuing engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Application Period

November 1 to March 4

Number and Size of Awards

One award of $2,000; paid in one lump sum in the Fall and divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with higher education. NOTE: This scholarship may not be used toward room and board.

Eligibility Criteria

For undergraduate students attending RIT who:

  • Are enrolled full-time in an engineering program;
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (B); and
  • Have financial need.

Application Process

To begin or continue your application, click here.

This scholarship is one of dozens connected to our Consolidated Scholarship Application. Applying for this scholarship means you’ll be considered for any other relevant opportunities within the Consolidated Application.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff, family representatives, and community members reviews applications and selects recipient(s).

Award Announcement and Payment

The Community Foundation emails an award notification with instructions for claiming the award to the recipient in April. Payment is mailed to RIT for the recipient’s account in one lump sum in the Fall and split between the Fall and Spring semesters once required documentation is received.

To release the initial or one-time scholarship payment, upload the requested and required information including your class schedule and tuition bill verifying full-time enrollment in an engineering program to the Community Foundation’s online Scholarship Portal between July 1 and August 15.

Scholarships not claimed by February 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Email with any questions or concerns.


This scholarship is not renewable; however students may reapply for this award.

Donor Information

This scholarship was established by Kathy and Daniel Cholish to provide financial aid to students pursuing engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

To make your own gift to this fund, click here.


Email or call 585.341.4350 for assistance.

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