Scholarships by Field

The scholarship application period for 2014-15 is now closed.

Art
Dicker Family Scholarship
Previous award amount: $850
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.

Mary Helen Hart '35 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $2,000 (may be divided among recipients)
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.

Art History
Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Previous award amount: $10,500 (may be divided among multiple recipients)
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.

Florence Marro Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $900
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.

Biology
Flo and Jack Bernard Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,900
Awarded to juniors and seniors in the biology program who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated financial need.

Jason Dickens Book Fund
Previous award amount: $225
Awarded to a rising senior majoring in biology or biochemistry. Established in memory of Jason Dickens, Biology '99.

George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo '79 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,400
Awarded to an outstanding junior biology or biochemistry major with the top GPA and eligible for financial aid. Students are recommended by the faculty of the Department of Biology. Established in memory of George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo, Biology ‘79.

Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,300
Awarded to rising 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.

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $550
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.

NM Morris Family Foundation Scholarship
Previous award amount: $5,000 (divided among multiple departments)
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.

Biochemistry
Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,300
Awarded to rising 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.

Jason Dickens Book Fund
Previous award amount: $225
Awarded to a rising senior majoring in biology or biochemistry. Established in memory of Jason Dickens, Biology '99.

George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo '79 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,400
Awarded to an outstanding junior biology or biochemistry major with the top GPA and eligible for financial aid. Students are recommended by the faculty of the Department of Biology. Established in memory of George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo, Biology ‘79.
 

Chemistry
Chemistry Book Award
Previous award amount: $650
Awarded to an outstanding chemistry major who is a rising junior.

Russell Drago Chemistry Award
Previous award amount: $3,600 (may be divided among multiple recipients)
Awarded to rising 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.

Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,300
Awarded to rising 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.

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $550
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.

Communication Studies
Hardwin Abbot-Davies '91 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,600
Awarded to a rising senior in communication studies. The recipient must be in good academic standing, show financial need, and be recommended by a faculty member in the communication studies department.

Carolyn Gilbert '64 Speech Communication Honor Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,100
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.

Lillian Speakman Vail '21 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,000
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.

Economics
Trevor W. Jahn '06 Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,900
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.

English
Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Previous award amount: $10,500 (divided among multiple recipients)
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.

English Majors Scholarship
Previous award amount: $4,600
Awarded to English majors who have outstanding academic records and proven financial need. Established by gifts from faculty members and alumni.

John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,150
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.

Frances Noble Newell '32 Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,500
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.

Gertrude Spencer English Award
Previous award amount: $10,000
Awarded to an English major whose talent, academic ability, and achievement demonstrate an outstanding command of the English language.

Susan Spitz '68 Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $850
Awarded for academic excellence in the study of English. Established in memory of Susan Spitz.

Gerontology
Francille M. and John D. Firebaugh Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Previous award amount: $990
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.

Daphne B. Hammond Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Previous award amount: $1,500
Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in gerontology who has demonstrated financial need. Established in 2003 through the generosity of Daphne B. Hammond.

John E. Krout Scholarship in Aging Studies
Previous award amount: $2,000
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.) This scholarship is named for John E. Krout, J.D., a lifelong advocate for the importance of education in the lives of young people and father of Professor Emeritus John A. Krout. Dr. Krout is the founding director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. This scholarship honors the memory of his father and the support he gave his own children in their educational adventures. It will assist Aging Studies majors realize their academic dreams.

History
John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,150
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.

Elliot Mayrock '73 History Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,900
Awarded to an in-coming freshman or transfer student who has declared an intention to major in history or social studies. Established by Elliot Mayrock.

Robert A. Ryan History Scholarship
Previous award amount: $23,000 (divided among multiple recipients)
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
Previous award amount: $3,900
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.

Honors
Pervi Family Endowed Scholarship
Previous award amount: $5,300 (may be divided among multiple recipients)
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.

Mathematics
Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $580
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.

Modern Languages and Literatures
Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Previous award amount: $10,500 (divided among multiple recipients)
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.

Philosophy
John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,150
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.

Physics & Astronomy
Peter F. and Carol L. Seligmann Memorial Scholarship in Physics
Previous award amount: $1,100
Awarded to a rising 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.

Pre-Medical
Dr. James D. Albert '78 and Bette Ann Sacks Albert '80 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $6,250
Awarded to a student who is planning to pursue a career as an allopathic physician and who has demonstrated a financial need.

Theatre Arts
Roberta Barnett Endowed Scholarship
Previous award amount: $480
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
Previous award amount: $3,700 (may be divided among multiple recipients)
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.

Cissy Cheskis Scholarship
Previous award amount: $800
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
Previous award amount: $1,200
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
Previous award amount: $10,000 (divided among multiple recipients)
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.

Laura Hinkley Hauer '23 Scholarship in Theatre Arts
Previous award amount: $700
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
Previous award amount: $2,600
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.

Florence Marro Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $900
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.

Frances Noble Newell '32 Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,500
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.

Lillian Speakman Vail '21 Scholarship
Previous award amount: $1,000
Awarded to juniors and seniors with established records of academic achievement and community service. Preference is given to students in music, theatre arts, or speech communication. Established by the family and friends of Lillian Speakman Vail to honor her lifelong friendship with, service to, and support of Ithaca College.

Patricia Stevens Musical Theatre Scholarship
Previous award amount: N/A
Awarded to a musical theatre major in good academic standing. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated financial need.

Clarence Straight Award
Previous award amount: N/A
Awarded to an outstanding newly graduated theatre arts major who is attempting to establish a professional career.

Theatre Arts Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Previous award amount: $2,200
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.

Douglas '78 and Julie Weisman Professional Development Scholarship
Previous award amount: $2,000
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
Previous award amount: $72,550 (divided among multiple recipients)
Awarded to students majoring in theatre arts or in music and concentrating in musical theatre. Established by Jane Woods Werly.