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Grants for Hearing Impaired: Explore Your Future Program at RIT

Rochester, N.Y., March 1, 2010 — The Explore Your Future (EYF) program at Rochester Institute of Technology offers college-bound high school sophomores and juniors with hearing loss a unique opportunity to experience life on a college campus, explore their interests and sample various careers.

Hundreds of students from across the country participate in this six-day, summer career exploration program that provides them with hands-on activities related to careers in engineering, art, business, computers, science and more.

EYF sessions for summer 2010 are July 17 to 22 and July 24 to 29. On the final day of each session, parents attend a workshop that helps them prepare their student for life after high school.

Students may apply online at  www.rit.edu/NTID/EYFNR. For more information, call (585) 475-6700 (V/TTY) or send an e- mail to: EYFinfo@rit.edu. The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology and fine and applied arts programs. RIT provides unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world study, live and socialize with more than 16,000 hearing students. RIT offers 340 career-oriented and professional programs and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Visit: www.rit.edu/NTID.

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