School Awards and Grant Programs
H&S Educational Grant Initiative
The Educational Grant Initiative promotes student learning and achievement by providing financial support for specific projects. Individual students are eligible to apply for this funding to support travel, research funds, or other independent projects.
Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award
Since 2001, the Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award has been granted to meritorious H&S students who are eligible for financial aid to work directly with a member of the Humanities faculty in H&S on a collaborative scholarly project. The award provides financial support ($1,500/semester, or $3,000/summer) so that students can devote substantial time and energy to the project they undertake, working side by side with a faculty mentor.
Janet Kalinowski Student Development Fund
The Kalinowski Fund provides small grants for students with an interest in gender and social position to conduct research projects, attend conferences, or participate in other educational opportunities.
C.P. Snow Award
C.P. Snow was a British philosopher, physicist, biographer, novelist, and social critic who believed that communication among mainstream scientists, social scientists, and humanists was the greatest avenue to social progress. Each year, the School of Humanities and Sciences sponsors a lecture series and student award that honor this principle. The C. P. Snow Scholar Award, a $500 gift, is presented to one or two students each year “who have fulfilled C.P. Snow’s vision in their schoolwork and extracurricular activities” by finding a way to bridge the gap between the “two cultures” of the sciences and the humanities.
School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award
Four awards are given annually to graduating seniors who matriculated at Ithaca College in their freshman year and who have achieved the highest GPA in their discipline (Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences). Award winners attend a luncheon in their honor with the Dean and members of her staff at which each recipient receives a plaque and the accolades of the student’s department chair and major and minor adviser(s).