Create. Enlighten. Inspire.

Park Scholars love media — news and entertainment; broadcast, print, and web.

Park Scholars love making media content — writing, directing, producing, editing, promoting. Park Scholars love making meaningful content — to help people, to serve their communities, to make a difference in the world.

Through the generosity and vision of the Park Foundation, the Park Scholar Program in the Roy H. Park School of Communications covers full tuition and room and board at Ithaca College for a select few, outstanding students. The scholarship covers all four years, as long as students maintain high grades and a consistent record of service and leadership. As a result, the Park Scholar Program is a dynamic learning community that has developed communications leaders since 1997. Park Scholars learn to use media to inform and inspire, guided by the program’s three overarching principles: excellence in academics; commitment to service; and passion for responsible, ethical communications. Park Scholars work hard in the classroom, commit themselves to service and leadership, on and off campus, and use their passion for media to enlighten and inspire people, to transform the world — and themselves.

The Award
How the Program enables students to use their passion for media to enlighten and inspire.
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How to Apply
Eligibility, requirements, important dates, and frequently asked questions.
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The Park Scholars
Meet the current Ithaca College Park Scholars and hear about their experiences in the program.
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Contact Us

Contact Park Scholar Program Advisor Bill Ressler at

For general questions, please contact Brandy Hawley at

For questions about applying or your application, please contact the Admission Office at or call (800) 429-4274 or (607) 274-3124, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.