Katherine Gardner
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 12:33pm

Saunders College of Business is now giving a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who participated in DECA, a not-for-profit student organization, in high school. To be eligible for consideration, students must be accepted into the Saunders College of Business at RIT.

Saunders College supports DECA’s focus on embracing leadership and entrepreneurial ideation while encouraging students to pursue careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Saunders College hosted the third annual NYS Region 10 DECA competition in December 2018 with over 600 high school students participating from the Rochester area.

Students presented their business plans to local business leaders that served as the competitions judges. This regional conference allows DECA Chapters the opportunity to compete for a $1,000 award to be used toward DECA nationals where they continue on to further their skills and gain valuable professional experience.

Are your students interested in attending Saunders College of Business at RIT? DECA high school students are encouraged to apply to Saunders to be considered for our $1,000 Saunders College DECA Scholarship. Visit our website to learn more about the scholarship , inquire for free Saunders gear, and request teacher and advisor resources for the classroom.

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.