The Awards

Rising Junior Awards

A limited number of Park Scholar Awards will be offered each year to students already enrolled in the Park School. Students will apply during the spring of their sophomore year, and will enter the program during the fall of their junior year. These awards will be made in addition to those offered annually to first-year students.

As with the existing Park Scholar Award, these two-year awards (for a student's junior and senior years) will not only cover the full cost of attendance at Ithaca College (tuition, room, and board), but also include stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time purchase of a personal computer. In addition, award recipients will receive every benefit and opportunity offered all Park scholars.

There are at least three awards available for the class of 2017. To be eligible for the award, students must

  • have completed three semesters as a full-time student in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, majoring for all three of those semesters in one of the degree programs offered in the Roy H. Park School of Communications; 

  • have at least a 3.500 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of the February 2 application deadline;

  • be in good judicial standing as of the February 2 application deadline;

  • and demonstrate a dynamic combination of academic excellence, dedication to community service, strong leadership skills, extracurricular participation, and commitment to the field of communications.


As with the existing Park Scholar Award, transfer students and international students are not eligible to apply.

Award recipients will be expected to meet the same program requirements as current Park scholars:

  • continued full-time enrollment in the Park School in one of the eligible degree programs outlined above;

  • a 3.500 cumulative GPA throughout the term of the scholarship;

  • strong involvement in community service and extracurricular activities;

  • participation in Park scholar academic programming and enrichment activities;

  • and maintain good judicial standing.


In addition, recipients of a Park Scholar Rising Junior Award may study off campus for a maximum of one semester during their four semesters in the Park Scholar Program.

For more information, please contact:

Park Scholar Program
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-7000
(607) 274-3089
(607) 274-7095 (fax)
psjuniorawards@ithaca.edu

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