Special Academic Opportunities

C.P. Snow Scholar Award

This award is extended to Ithaca College scholars modeling C.P. Snow’s philosophy by integrating the fields of humanities and sciences.  The Scholarship is part of the C.P. Snow Lecture Series which takes place each year to award a Humanities and Sciences student exemplifying cross-disciplinary strength.


Each year the C.P. Snow Committee invites nominations or self-nominations for the C.P. Snow Scholar Award. The award includes a certificate and a $350 award.  It is based on merit and is intended to recognize those students who are successfully combining scientific and humanistic studies at Ithaca College.  Presentation of the award will take occur at the C.P. Snow Lecture.


Applicants must:

  • Be a matriculated Ithaca College Humanities and Sciences student.
  • Demonstrate academic strength with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Procedure

Students must provide two letters of recommendation from Faculty and a 300-400 word essay.  The essay should address the question of how the ideas, philosophies, and/or intellectual approaches of the sciences and humanities can be combined or integrated.  The essay might relate to how the writer has accomplished this in her or his college education, how the college could promote such a synthesis in its curriculum, or how society at large could adopt such a broad perspective.  This information should be provided to Jack Rossen, Anthropology Department (Gannett Center, 274-3326) or Bruce Thompson, Physics Department. (Center for Natural Sciences, 274-3984)


March 2009

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