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Largest class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars to be welcomed at RIT

The eighth and largest class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars will be welcomed to Rochester Institute of Technology on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.  Over 100 people are expected to attend.

The event will take place at Liberty Hill, located at 2201 Lehigh Station Road in Henrietta. This year’s class includes 32 top students from the Rochester City School District.

Started seven years ago, the program was founded by former RIT President Bill Destler and his spouse, Rebecca Johnson.

The program covers tuition in full at RIT for those meeting eligibility requirements. More than 150 students from the district have attended RIT and received full scholarships toward their degree programs.

To date, gifts and pledges to the scholarship fund stand at more than $5 million, including nearly $1.5 million donated by Destler and Johnson, according to RIT.

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