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July 1, 2003


From: NTID - Jul 1, 2003

Contact: Karen E.M. Black 585-475-6840 (voice/TTY)


Rochester, N.Y., July 1-Deaf or hard-of-hearing college graduates with a bachelor's degree are invited to apply to the Professional Fellowship Program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This program offers a master's degree in a professional or technical field-for free. Fellowship recipients receive a full tuition waiver, free on-campus housing, and a $15,000 stipend as compensation for a career-related part-time job.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing graduate students who apply must be United States citizens and be accepted into a two- to 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 Feb. 1, 2004, 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

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