William J. Welch Scholarship
William J. Welch was a controller at RIT for 23 years and passed away on December 17, 2004 at the age of 77. He was a certified public accountant and taught classes on campus. He navigated the RIT budget through years of major growth at the university before his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Welch was an avid sports fan and played volleyball during the lunch hour in Clark Gymnasium with a group called the “RIT Red Dogs.” He was past president of the Henrietta Kiwanis, and past president of the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce.
The Henrietta Chamber of Commerce named the award after Mr. Welch as recognition for his support and dedication in administering the scholarship fund since its inception in 1988.
Students residing in the town of Henrietta who plan on attending college to prepare for a business or business-related career can apply for one of three annual William J. Welch Memorial scholarships. These $3,000 scholarships are awarded to students who best exemplify Henrietta as a community of excellence. Selection criteria include coursework, academic achievement, extra-curricular participation, work experience, leadership, and community service. scholarship winners are recognized at the annual Henrietta Chamber of Commerce Community of Excellence Awards Dinner each May.
Past Scholarship Winners
Ting Zou Wang
Siu Ping Lau