Named Scholarships

Roy H. Park School of Communications

Scholarship Name Description
Anthony Ceracche Scholarship Awarded to outstanding students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Philip H. Dougherty Minority Journalism Scholarship Preference is given to an African American, Latino, Asian American, or Native American (ALANA) student who shows evidence of academic and/or creative merit in journalism and participation in journalism-related cocurricular activities. Established to honor the late Philip H. Dougherty, respected columnist for the "New York Times."
Executive Master's Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student in the executive master's degree program in communications innovation in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Christine E. Gagliardi '06 Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who is completing his or her junior year. The student must demonstrate financial need, maintain a grade point average of 3.35 or higher, and participate in at least one extracurricular activity other than athletics. Established by family and friends in memory of Christine E. Gagliardi.
Diane Gayeski Scholarship Awarded to a junior or senior in the Roy H. Park School of Communications with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student who plans to pursue studies that include the theory and practice of both human and media-based communication within organizations. The student's plan of studies must include courses in business, organizational learning/instructional design, promotional/marketing communication, media design and production, current ethical and social issues that impact workplace learning, and organizational/speech/interpersonal communication. Established in honor of Diane Gayeski by the Richard A. Morris family.
Michael Hanna Television-Radio Scholarship Awarded to students in the television-radio department who demonstrate outstanding promise and performance in the area of communications management. Established in memory of Michael Hanna, founder of the Ithaca College radio department and its first instructor.
Andrea P. Herman '80 Memorial Scholarship in Communications Awarded to a junior or senior in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of Andrea P. Herman by family and friends.
Sandra L. Herndon Scholarship Awarded to a junior or senior in the Roy H. Park School of Communications with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student who plans to pursue studies that include the theory and practice of both human and media-based communication within organizations. The student's plan of studies must include courses in business, organizational learning/instructional design, promotional/marketing communication, media design and production, current ethical and social issues that impact workplace learning, and organizational/speech/interpersonal communication. Established in honor of Sandra L. Herndon by the Richard A. Morris family.
Ithacan Scholarship Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who have been staff members of the "Ithacan" for at least one semester; who have shown evidence of outstanding achievements and contributions to the College, the Roy H. Park School of Communications, and the "Ithacan"; and who have shown evidence of academic and/or creative merit in any area of print journalism.
Michael J. Kaplan '85 Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in integrated marketing communications. Financial need is not a requirement.
Krashesky Scholarship for Excellence in Communications Awarded to a senior in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who demonstrates excellence, achievement, and promise in his or her field. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and honor excellence. Financial need is not required.
Kristan Landen Film Scholarship Awarded to cinema students who evidence excellence, ability, and promise in film production. Endowed by Marvin and Shirlee Romanek.
David A. Lebow '83 and Betsey Ladd Lebow '84 Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who has shown evidence of potential contributions in the field of communications, a commitment to the campus community, and financial need.
Jay L. Linden '72 Sales and Marketing Scholarship Awarded to a junior or senior in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who has a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who plan to pursue careers in sales and marketing. Established in honor of Jay L. Linden by his family, friends, and colleagues.
Mark Mazura '81 Video Production Scholarship Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who have academic and/or artistic excellence and merit in video production and/or video direction and who have a proven long-term interest in and commitment to video production. Established in memory of Mark V. Mazura.
Ann E. Mendelson and Barry Mendelson '65 Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who demonstrates outstanding achievements and contributions to Ithaca College through extracurricular activities. Preference is given to a junior or senior who resides in upstate New York. Established by Barry Mendelson '65 in memory of his sister, Ann.
Dana Kristen Miller '88 Scholarship Awarded to outstanding women students on the basis of their academic and/or creative merit and their active contributions to the field of broadcast journalism. Established by family and friends in memory of Dana Kristen Miller, a television-radio major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Art Moore '66 Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student in the executive master's degree program in communications innovation in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Candidates must have demonstrated financial need. Established in 2012 by Art Moore, an alumnus of the Park School.
David Muir '95 Journalism Award For Overseas Studies Awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in journalism who is participating in a semester-long Ithaca College or affiliated study-abroad program. The student must demonstrate excellence, achievement, and promise in the field. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need.
Alan T. Najar '72 Communications Scholarship Awarded to outstanding students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Made possible by gifts from the family of Alan T. Najar.
Novick Family Endowed Scholarship Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who achieve academic excellence with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated financial need.
NYC Communications Internship (Big Apple Award) Awarded to undergraduate students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications for summer internships in the New York City area. Students must show evidence of (1) academic and/or creative merit in communications, (2) the quality and career relevance of the internship opportunity, and (3) financial need. Made possible through the generosity of Park School alumni working in the New York City area.
Park Scholar Program Awarded annually to incoming freshmen, scholars receive this award throughout their Ithaca College career by maintaining a predetermined standard of performance. The Park Scholar Program is made possible by the generosity of the Park Foundation.
James B. Pendleton Cinema and Photography Scholarship Awarded to majors in the cinema, photography, and media arts department who have achieved excellence in film production, film studies, screenwriting, and still photography. Financial need is not required. Made possible by a bequest from the estate of James B. Pendleton.
James B. Pendleton Filmmaking Award Awarded to students in the cinema production concentration to support completion of their film projects. Financial need is not required. Established in 1977 by James B. Pendleton.
Charles L. and Janice C. Rumrill Writing Scholarship Awarded to outstanding students who show great promise as writers in the field of journalism or communications. Established by gifts from Janice C. and Charles L. Rumrill. Charles Rumrill was a member of the board of trustees from 1965 to 1980.
Jessica Savitch '68 Communications Scholarship Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who demonstrate excellence, achievement, and promise in the field of broadcast journalism. Established by family, friends, and colleagues of the late Jessica Savitch.
Ivan "Jimmy" Schneider Scholarship Awarded to a sophomore in the Roy H. Park School of Communications with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. The student must be enrolled in the College's work-study program and demonstrate good citizenship both on and off campus. Preference is given to students from rural areas of New York State. Established by longtime Ithaca College employee Jimmy Schneider.
Alyssa M. Schoenberg '09 Scholarship for Integrated Marketing Communications Awarded to a student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications majoring in integrated marketing communications. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need. Established by the Make Great Things Happen Foundation.
Rod Serling Communications Scholarship Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who demonstrate outstanding creative scriptwriting ability. Made possible by gifts from the family and friends of the late Rod Serling, who was a visiting professor in the television-radio department for many years.
Singer Family Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrated financial need in the School of Business or the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
David I. Stewart '67 Study-Abroad Scholarship Awarded to students in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, who have demonstrated financial need, and who are participating in a tuition-based, semester-long study-abroad program. The scholarship will be awarded for one semester each year.
Mark R. Wilder '81 Communications Scholarship Awarded to outstanding communications students. Established in memory of Mark R. Wilder, a graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Joseph Zaleski Broadcast Sales and Syndication Scholarship Awarded to a student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be given to a student who has academic and/or creative merit and interest in the area of broadcast sales and syndication. Evidence of excellence, ability, and promise in cocurricular activities in the Park School, with special emphasis in sales, will also be used in determining the recipient. Established in memory of Joseph Zaleski by family and friends.