Scholarships & Fellowships



Porter Scholarship

The Porter memorial scholarship was established in memoriam of Paul Porter, in May 2009 by Paul’s widow, Gaylyn Porter and their son Tyler Porter (RIT ID ’04). Paul Porter was the VP and Director of Design Strategy at Kodak. Selected funds from this scholarship are given to sophomores in the Industrial Design program who show exceptional promise and have a body of work exemplifying Paul’s passion for the iterative process of continuous improvement. A panel of RIT Industrial Design faculty will nominate, discuss, award, and announce one recipient annually in the spring semester.

2010 Recipients: Katherine Sears & August Kawski
2012 Recipient: Emily Gammon
2014 Recipient: Tristan Cannan
2015 Recipients: Pauline Dziama & Michael Grady
2016 Recipients: Olivia Noll & Taylor Clow



CMoG GlassLab Design Fellowship

The GlassLab Design Fellowship provides one RIT Industrial Design student (either a graduating Senior or a graduating Graduate Student) with an opportunity to explore glass as a medium for rapid prototyping of ideas and participate in a two-day GlassLab session at the Corning Museum of Glass at the end of May each year. In addition to the CMoG session, the student is eligible to receive transportation reimbursement, an overnight stay in a hotel at Corning, a $500 honorarium, and public acknowledgments from both RIT and CMoG.

The student selected by a panel of RIT Industrial Design faculty will meet the following criteria:
1. Exceptional design skills
2. Excellent communication skills across mediums
(verbal, drawing, etc.)
3. High degree of maturity
4. Strong track record of meaningful contributions to the industrial
design program at RIT

2013 Recipient: David Strauss
2014 Recipient: Bridget Sheehan
2015 Recipient: Tim Copeland
2016 Recipient: Mehraneh Mirzazad

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