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E. Philip Saunders Scholarship

A lifelong resident of Livingston County, NY, Mr. Saunders is a tireless promoter of the Upstate NY economy and believes strongly that an educated workforce is the key to economic growth in the region. As part of his commitment to RIT and to the naming of its College of Business, in July 2006, Mr. Saunders established the E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship, providing two four-year academic scholarships annually, one each to a graduate of Dansville (NY) High School and of Livonia (NY) High School, who have been accepted to Saunders College of Business at RIT.

Click the image below to see what Saunders Scholars had to say to Phil Saunders about his generosity regarding the scholarship. Details regarding eligibility and a list of scholarship recipients are at the bottom of this page.

Phil Saunders' Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility for this scholarship will be based on the recipients' graduation from Dansville High School or Livonia High School and their acceptance into Saunders College of Business at RIT. Candidates must demonstrate a record of academic achievement that indicates a strong potential for success in a selective educational environment. They should be well-rounded students involved in extracurricular and/or work-related activities while in high school. Also, they should demonstrate strong leadership potential or business skills and aspire to become business leaders.

Candidates will be asked to authorize the release of the application and ongoing performance information to the scholarship selection committee. That committee will consist of at least one representative from the RIT Enrollment Management and Career Services Division and one representative from the Saunders Foundation. Financial need may be a factor in consideration but is not a requirement. All qualified candidates will be encouraged to apply. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to four years, provided the recipients enroll full-time, maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5, and remain enrolled in the RIT Saunders College of Business. In the event that circumstances arise forcing a student to enroll for an additional term to meet academic requirements, the administrators of the fund may be able to support those additional needs.

For more information view our E. Philip Saunders Endowed Business Scholarship brochure.

Phil Saunders' Scholarship Recipients

Name

Year Received

Major

High School

Oliver Owen 2020-2021 Business Exploration Livonia High School

Maggie Dempsey

2019-2020

Business Exploration

Avon High School

Mitchell Hitchcock

2019-2020

Business Exploration

Livonia High School

Brittney Teed

2019-2020

Accounting

Livonia High School

Garrett Didas

2018-2019

Finance

York High School

Chandler Simpson

2018-2019

Management

Livonia High School

Mary Kate Brushafer

2018-2019

Marketing

Lima Christian School

Alexis Townsend

2017-2018

Management Information Systems

Livonia High School

Henry Lemen

2017-2018

Management

Avon High School

Connor Wilkins

2016-2017

Management Information Systems

Livonia High School

Kathleen Ferguson

2016-2017

International Business

Dansville High School

Jessica Coombs

2015-2016

New Media Marketing

Dansville High School

Bryan Gascon

2015-2016

Management Information Systems

Livonia High School

Sarah Kuhn

2015-2016

Management Information Systems

Dansville High School

Hannah Hawkins

2014-2015

New Media Marketing

Livonia High School

Scott Mclaughlin

2014-2015

Marketing

Livonia High School

Jeffrey Kosakowski

2013-2014

Management

Livonia High School

Megan Rauber

2013-2014

Management Information Systems

Dansville High School

Meghan Sessler

2013-2014

N/A

Livonia High School

Thomas Gott

2013-2014

Management

Livonia High School

Zachary White

2012-2013

New Media Marketing

Dansville High School

Rebecca Stockslader

2011-2012

Accounting

Livonia High School

Danielle Potter

2011-2012

Management

Dansville High School

Robert Schuster

2010-2011

Management

Livonia High School

Nicholas DeBerardinis

2010-2011

Finance

Dansville High School

Lindsey Parker

2009-2010

International Business

Livonia High School

Matthias Schuster

2009-2010

Management

Dansville High School

Jonathan Federico

2008-2009

International Business

Dansville High School

Tyler Russell

2008-2009

Management

Livonia High School

Casey Wing

2007-2008

Marketing

Dansville High School

Paul Nebbia

2007-2008

International Business

Livonia High School

E. Philip Saunders - RIT Saunders College of Business Benefactor