Scholar and Honors Programs

OSEMA Awards

OSEMA is proud to present awards to outstanding members of the Ithaca College community. Student awards recognize the individual's contribution to their co-curricular life at the college, their growth in leadership roles, and their creative involvement in campus life.  The 2014 OSEMA Recognition Ceremony, which will recognize recipients of the awards listed below, will take place on April 28, 2014 from 4:00-6:00pm in Emerson Suites.

Listed below are awards that require a nomination or application process.  Please read through the descriptions for each award and click on the award link to be redirected to an application or nomination form.  Award recipients will be selected by committees composed of OSEMA staff members.

If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Stafford at

Outstanding Service Organization Award

This award is presented to one registered student organization that demonstrates exemplary community service beyond the Ithaca College campus.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period. Students who have engaged in sustained volunteer efforts from May 1, 2013, through April 31, 2014, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious national award.

Adviser of the Year

This award is given to an Adviser of a general student organization who has shown true dedication and commitment to their organizations.

Outstanding Executive Board Member of the Year

This award is given to an Executive Board member of a general student organization who demonstrates high level of leadership, commitment and support to their organization. This student also demonstrates outstanding creativity, participation and energy toward the success of their organization.

Student Organization Program of the Year

This award recognizes a student organization program that enhanced the Ithaca College community by utilizing a different and creative approach. This event was open to the entire college community and drew in a diverse audience. It was planned, coordinated, and implemented successfully and used the college recourses. Events that took place from March 2013 to March 2014 are eligible to be nominated.

African Latino Society Alumni Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors a high achieving African-American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American (ALANA) student at Ithaca College who has made significant contributions to multicultural awareness and to the well being of ALANA students on the Ithaca College Campus.

2014 ALANA Senior Awards

Inspiration Award -- Presented to a student who has shown empathy, helpfulness and willingness to go above and beyond to be supportive to their peers.

Chavez/Lorde Social Justice Award -- Presented to a student who has increased awareness social justice and/or cultural competence issues in the Ithaca College community.

Chawla/Ochoa Academic Achievement Award -– Presented to a student who has shown a commitment to enhancing his or her educational experience through scholarly pursuits while maintaining a high level of academic achievement (cumulative 3.3 GPA). This award is intended for students who have done outstanding academic work outside the classroom in their field of interest: i.e. research, conference presentations, published writings, etc.

Chung/Thorpe Leadership Award -– Presented to a student who has increased the profile of the ALANA community by participating in leadership roles throughout his or her Ithaca College career.

Dubois/Mandela Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service will be presented to a student for significant scholarly achievement (cumulative 3.5 GPA or above) and exemplary contributions to the ALANA community.


Student Government Association Scholarship and Margaret D. Reid Scholarship -– Please visit the SGA Scholarship website for information about qualifications and applications.


The deadline for all awards will be March 28, 2014.