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October 26, 2002


NTID News Release

Contact: Karen E.M. Black
585.475.6840 voice/tty

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 22 – Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites deaf or hard-of-hearing graduates with a bachelor’s degree from any college or university to apply to the Professional Fellowship Program through its National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). Recipients will receive a tuition-free master’s degree in a professional or technical program of their choice. The program awards recipients a $15,000 stipend in the form of part-time work on campus in their chosen field. A free housing option is also available.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing graduate students must be U.S. citizens and be accepted into a two- or three-year master’s degree program at RIT to be eligible for this fellowship. An application and other required materials are due to the Professional Fellowship Program selection committee by Jan. 15, 2003, for admission the following fall.

For more information or application materials, contact NTID Office of Outreach and Transition Services, (585) 475-2087 (voice/TTY) or

NTID is the first and the largest technological college for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,000 hearing students on the RIT campus. Web Address:

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