Ithaca Achievement Program
The Ithaca Achievement Program (IAP) is a community of learners dedicated to personal and academic success. ALANA students who enroll in this academic program participate in a wide variety of educational, cultural, social and community service activities to enhance their success. Students may join IAP as an entering freshman or as rising sophomores or juniors. The intent of the Ithaca Achiever's Grant is to help reduce need based loan debt and/or to fill in gap between other aid offered and the expected family contribution.
There are three main components to the IAP program.
- Academic Achievement - IAP students work with professional academic consultants and counselors who assist in achieving a 3.0 or above accumulative grade point average each semester.
- Individual Educational Plan/Professional growth - Each IAP student will work with Program Coordinator (the Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs) to develop an educational plan that best matches their personal, academic, and professional goals. Participants meet with the Program Coordinator once a semester to discuss progress.
- Leadership Development/Community Involvement - IAP students participate in Student Leadership Workshop sessions, and are encouraged to attend leadership conferences. They also participate in community service projects in the local Ithaca area. Students will chronicle their experiences by producing an Electronic Leadership Portfolio.
Students who participate and complete the programmatic requirements of IAP are also eligible to receive the Ithaca Achiever's Grant. In order to be financially eligible for the Ithaca Achiever's Grant students must have:
- Filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and,
- Have unmet need and/or have need-based loan(s) such as a subsidized Stafford loan or Perkins loan in their aid package.
The intent of the Ithaca Achiever’s Grant is to help students reduce need based loan debt and/or to fill in gap between other aid offered and the expected family contribution.