Scholar and Honors Programs

Leadership Scholars Program

Program Description
Awarded on an annual basis, the Ithaca College Leadership Scholarship recognizes a demonstrated record of leadership and academic performance. This renewable $7,000 award is offered each year to Leadership Scholars who maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and participate in all required elements of the Leadership Scholars program. Leadership Scholars are offered an opportunity to enhance their leadership experience in a variety of both required and optional leadership activities while at Ithaca College.

Program Goals
As a Leadership Scholar, you will:

  • Create a comprehensive leadership portfolio to document your experiences at Ithaca College
  • Present your portfolio to peers and administrators at the end of each semester
  • Attend professional development sessions
  • Participate in community service activities
  • Be actively involved in student organizations on campus
  • Get a head start on career planning
  • Have access to leadership resources
  • Participate in a mentoring program for new scholars
  • Present a Senior Capstone the semester before you graduate
  • Learn strategies to effectively market yourself as a self-aware leader in a global society

Personal responsibility is an important aspect of leadership and is demonstrated by follow-through and commitment. The ultimate goal of the Leadership Scholars program is to assist you in fine tuning the leadership and communication skills that will set you apart from your peers and allow you to be more attractive to potential employers or graduate programs.

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"Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me over the last four years. I had a wonderful experience in the Leadership Scholar program and truly enjoyed the many volunteer opportunities as well. My time in the program helped me grow as an individual and as a leader."~Laura Maresciallo '13

"Being a leadership scholar has made a word of difference to my college career. I have had so many opportunities to develop as a person, professionally and socially, that has made a better person of the world, the workplace, and personally." ~Jake Tennenbaum '12

"I'm in the process of applying to law schools, and having my leadership portfolio to work off of is incredibly helpful." ~Megan Davis '12

"The Leadership Scholars program is fantastic. Having a fully developed ePortfolio has been very helpful when it comes to applying for jobs and other scholarships." ~current Leadership Scholar

"This program gives us a chance to continue what we love to do, and get rewarded for it. We become more active community members, and have a chance to interact and meet other people with similar interests and desire to be active and involved." ~current Leadership Scholar