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Katherine Gardner
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:01pm
Photo from awards ceremony

FEI Scholarship Given to Benjamin Frenett

On Tuesday Benjamin Frenett, a 3rd year Accounting and Finance dual major in Saunders College of Business at RIT, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).

Students nominated for this scholarship show great character and high potential to be a future business leader through academic achievement in coursework and extra-curricular involvement. After being nominated, students must also write a one-page letter justifying their qualification for the award.

FEI pays close attention to detail in their selection. By looking beyond academic achievement, they see demonstrated leadership abilities in extra-curricular activities. According to Saunders College of Business faculty member Philip Gelsomino, Frenett was nominated by Saunders faculty members saying “his diligence, dedication, curiosity, academic achievements and passion for so many extra-curricular activities are what set him apart and made it easy for FEI to recognize Ben’s accomplishments and select him as an award winner.”

After receiving his award, Frenett said “I had an excellent time at the FEI event tonight. I am honored and thankful to have received the nomination for the FEI scholarship by the Saunders faculty”.

Saunders College of Business would like to congratulate Ben Frenett on his major accomplishment!

Image: Professor Philip Gelsomino and Benjamin Frenett (middle-left and middle-right respectively) with FEI Rochester representatives


Saunders College of Business is one of nine colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Recognized and ranked internationally, Saunders is home to over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs across RIT Global Campuses in Rochester, New York, Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. Saunders College works in partnership with RIT’s entrepreneurial Venture Creations incubator and top ranked Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to integrate business education with RIT’s world-leading technical and creative programs. With nearly 19,000 alumni worldwide, Saunders College offers undergraduate (BS), Masters (MS), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs where students gain real-world business experiences through a tradition of applied learning, internships and capstone programs.