Named Scholarships

School of Humanities and Sciences

Scholarship Name Description
Hardwin Abbot-Davies '91 Scholarship Awarded to a senior in communication studies. The recipient must be in good academic standing, show financial need, and be recommended by a faculty member in the speech communication department.
Dr. James D. Albert '78 and Bette Ann Sacks Albert '80 Scholarship Awarded to a student who is planning to pursue a career as an allopathic physician and who has demonstrated financial need.
Roberta Barnett Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a theatre arts student who has clear promise and demonstrated financial need. Established by John Bartholomew Tucker '52 in honor of his teacher Professor Roberta Barnett.
Peter Bergstrom Scholarship Awarded to an acting or musical theatre major whose talent and academic ability demonstrate potential for achievement in the performing arts. Established by the friends of Peter Bergstrom '81 in his memory.
Flo and Jack Bernard Scholarship Awarded to juniors and seniors in the biology program who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated financial need.
Barbara Honer Bridenbaugh '52 Scholarship for Humanites and Sciences Awarded to a student in the School of Humanities and Sciences in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Chemistry Book Award Awarded to an outstanding chemistry major who is a junior. Financial need is not required.
Cissy Cheskis Scholarship Awarded to a student in the Department of Theatre Arts, with preference given to acting majors. Recipients must demonstrate progressive academic achievement. Established in memory of Cissy Cheskis by her son, Robert Saxner '88.
Katherine B. "Toby" Clarey '31 Memorial Scholarship Awarded to talented acting or musical theatre majors who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) students. Created by family and friends to honor Katherine B. "Toby" Clarey, a theatre arts graduate well known for her activities in Ithaca regional theatre.
Richard M. Clark Memorial Scholarship Awarded to outstanding theatre arts majors. Established in memory of Richard M. Clark, chair of the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts from 1981 to 1987, by friends, colleagues, alumni, and family.
Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who show success in English, art history, French literature, German literature, or Spanish literature. Established through a generous bequest from Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite. Professor Cronkhite joined the Ithaca College English department faculty in 1966. He retired in 1982 and was named professor emeritus in 1985.
Jason Dickens Book Fund Awarded to a senior majoring in biology. Financial need is not required. Established in memory of Jason Dickens '99.
Dicker Family Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences who is majoring in art and has demonstrated financial need. Established in December 2006 in honor of Jaclyn G. Dicker '08 and her achievements.
Russell Drago Chemistry Award Awarded to seniors based on academic achievement, laboratory skills, promise in the field of chemistry, and recommendations by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry. Financial need is not required.
English Majors Scholarship Awarded to English majors who have outstanding academic records and proven financial need. Established by gifts from faculty members and alumni.
Francille M. and John D. Firebaugh Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology Awarded to an outstanding student in the aging studies (gerontology) program (major, minor, or certificate) who has demonstrated financial need. In the event a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be made to a student in the social sciences who demonstrates financial need.
Stephen D. and Mary C. Ford Family Scholarship Fund Awarded to a student or students in the School of Humanities and Sciences in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a deserving and committed student or students in one of the following majors: history, English, or philosophy. The student(s) must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of John Edward Gallagher Sr. by his son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.
Florence Marro Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving and committed student in the School of Music or in one of the following majors: acting, art, art education, art history, drama, musical theatre, theatre arts management, or theatrical production arts. The student must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of Florence Marro Gallagher by her son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.
Carolyn Gilbert '64 Speech Communication Honor Scholarship Awarded to a junior or senior communication studies major who has a grade point average of at least 3.5. Established by the late Carolyn Gilbert, a former member of the speech communication faculty.
George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo '79 Scholarship Awarded to students recommended by the faculty of the Department of Biology. Established in memory of George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo.
Daphne B. Hammond Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in gerontology who has demonstrated financial need. Established in 2003 through the generosity of Daphne B. Hammond.
Mary Helen Hart '35 Scholarship Awarded to students at Ithaca College who major in art. Created by Mary Helen Hart in memory of her father and mother, Donald and Martha Negus.
Laura Hinkley Hauer '23 Scholarship in Theatre Arts Awarded to a theatre major whose talent and academic ability show potential for achievement in the performing arts and who has demonstrated financial need. Established through a generous bequest from Laura Hinkley Hauer, who majored in drama and public speaking and taught these subjects for many years.
George Hoerner '47 Memorial Scholarship Awarded to talented and dedicated technical theatre and scenic design students. Established by family and friends of the late George Hoerner, professor emeritus of theatre.
Trevor W. Jahn '06 Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher who has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student majoring or minoring in economics. Established in memory of Trevor W. Jahn by his immediate family and his grandparents Robert and Dorothy Jahn.
Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated financial need; who is majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or some combination of the sciences; and who, through his or her academic work and community activities, best exemplifies a commitment to the liberal arts and the tradition of social service as personified by Thomas Morrin Jones.
John E. Krout Scholarship in Aging Studies Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in aging studies. In the absence of a qualified student with a major in aging studies, a student with a minor in that field can be considered. Financial need is not required.
Elliot Mayrock '73 History Scholarship Awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student who has declared an intention to major in history or social studies. Established by Elliot Mayrock.
Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship Awarded to junior or senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry with demonstrated significant financial need. The recipient must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and intend to pursue an advanced degree in science other than a medical degree. Established by Ithaca College in conjunction with donations from Larry's family, colleagues, and friends to honor and remember his many contributions and great dedication to the College community for over 30 years.
NM Morris Family Foundation Scholarship Awarded to a student majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or physics with demonstrated financial need.
Gustav A. and Oliva Nelson Memorial Emergency Fund Provides scholars with emergency money. Preference is given to students in the School of Music or the School of Humanities and Sciences who are majoring in piano performance, English, drama, or communication studies and/or who are members of the Oracle Society. The fund provides students with quick access to cash for emergencies such as a personal or family health crisis, or the need to travel due to a family emergency or a funeral. Funds may be used for tuition when family circumstances change drastically during the academic year. Named for Gustav A. Nelson and his wife, Olivia.
Frances Noble Newell '32 Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who is majoring in theatre arts or English and has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students from Pennsylvania. Established in memory of Frances Noble Newell by her daughter, Debbie Duffield.
Pervi Family Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with demonstrated financial need who is a United States Marine Corps disabled veteran due to combat injuries for which a Purple Heart has been awarded, or the minor dependent of a United States Marine killed in action due to hostile fire, or a student selected for the honors program. The criteria reflect the order of preference for the award.
Truman K. Powers Scholarship Established in memory of Truman K. Powers, an Ithaca attorney, by his family and friends. Awarded to an outstanding junior who is interested in a law career and has a GPA of at least 3.20.
Robert A. Ryan History Scholarship Awarded to students with a declared major in history. Financial need is not a requirement. Established by Professor Emeritus Robert A. Ryan through his estate.
David W. Sass '57 History Scholarship Awarded to academically accomplished history majors with proven need and the recommendation of Department of History faculty members. Preference is given to students entering their junior or senior year. Established to recognize outstanding achievement in the study of history. Made possible through a gift from David W. Sass, a graduate of the history department and an honorary member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees.
School of Humanities and Sciences 50th Anniversary Scholarship Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with demonstrated financial need.
Peter F. and Carol L. Seligmann Memorial Scholarship in Physics Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is a declared physics major. Eligible students must demonstrate excellence in physics, as determined by the department chair, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to female students. Established in memory of Professor and Mrs. Seligmann.
Gertrude Spencer English Award Awarded to an English major whose talent, academic ability, and achievement demonstrate an outstanding command of the English language.
Susan Spitz '68 Memorial Scholarship Awarded for academic excellence in the study of English. Established in memory of Susan Spitz.
Patricia Stevens Musical Theatre Scholarship Awarded to a musical theatre major in good academic standing. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated financial need.
Theatre Arts Alumni Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in theatre arts. Created by alumni and friends to honor the unique educational experience provided in the Department of Theatre Arts, while establishing a permanent memorial to deceased alumni, faculty, and others.
Lillian Speakman Vail '21 Scholarship Awarded to juniors and seniors with established records of academic achievement and community service. Preference is given to students in music, theatre arts, or communication studies. Established by the family and friends of Lillian Speakman Vail to honor her lifelong friendship with, service to, and support of Ithaca College.
Douglas '78 and Julie Weisman Professional Development Scholarship Awarded to a theatre arts major to support professional development activities. To be eligible, students must be a junior or senior and have demonstrated financial need. Established by Douglas and Julie Weisman.
Jane Woods Werly '27 Endowed Scholarship Awarded to students in a theatre arts degree program, with preference given to those students majoring in musical theatre. Established by Jane Woods Werly.