The Ithaca College Student Government Association will be accepting applications for both the Student Government Association and Margaret D. Reid scholarships from Friday, March 1st through 5 PM on Monday, March 25th.
To be eligible for the Margaret D. Reid scholarship, you must be a rising Junior or Senior, having accumulated at least 60 credits by the start of the Fall 2013 semester. Applicants must demonstrate student leadership and/or involvement in the IC community, have a GPA between 2.75 and 3.599, and must have good judicial standing as determined by the Office of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs.
To be eligible for the Student Government Association Scholarship, you must have all the same criteria listed above, but with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
Students may only apply for the scholarship that fits their GPA criteria; they may not apply for both.
All scholarships will be awarded according to need as determined by the Office of Financial Services. Please note that you do not need to be currently receiving financial aid to be considered for the award, and that United States students must have filed the FAFSA in order to be considered.
An email will be sent to all eligible students with a link to the scholarship application. Please attach a resume and cover letter along with your application, along with any additional essays the scholarships require. Again, scholarships are due at 5 PM on Monday, March 25th.
Recipients will be notified by Monday, April 15th.
Questions or comments may be directed to:
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Ithaca College Student Government Association
My name is Isuru Perera-Somasinghe and I am the Vice President of Academics for the 2012-2013 academic year. I have been an active participant of student organization and leadership since my high school days back home in Sri Lanka, but my leadership qualities have been enhanced significantly ever since I joined the IC SGA. I served as the Senator for the School of Humanities and Sciences last year and I am very excited for my role in this academic year.
To give you a brief overview of what I want to do in my position, I’d like to highlight 3 main areas:
1) I want to establish strong relationships with each of the Deans of the respective academic schools via direct meetings and through the current school Senators within the SGA. I believe this is important because it aids in the process of increasing transparency and outreach to every single student in IC.
2) Working with the Deans Advisory Council of each school, thereby gaining a thorough understanding of what other student leaders, within their schools, feel myself and the SGA can do to help improve the academic lives of the students.
3) I want to make a conscious effort to sit on every meeting applicable to my position. For example- the Academic Policy Committee, the Retention Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Committees. I believe this will give me the best opportunity to speak on behalf of the student body while also hearing the concerns of other students.
All in all, I am extremely excited for this year and I hope to perform my duties to the highest level possible thereby validating your votes for our Executive Board that helped place me in this extremely gratifying position. Please contact me if you have any concerns regarding my position or any concerns in general. Thank you for your time and I hope you all have a splendid year ahead of you!