Multicultural Affairs

Ithaca Achievement Program

Application available HERE.

 

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 the gap between other aid offered and the expected family contribution.

The main components to the IAP program consist of:

  • 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 Mentors  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.
  • Peer Mentoring- The IAP Mentors are a team of upperclassmen dedicated to being a resource and guide to IC students as they join our community. Mentors encourage academic excellence, offer support and introduce participants to campus involvement. 

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 an unmet need and/or have a 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 the gap between other aid offered and the expected family contribution.