Named Scholarships


The School of Humanities and Sciences awarded 116 students roughly $300,000 in endowed scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The majority of endowed scholarships are awarded to high-achieving students who demonstrate financial need. Please note that determination of financial need is made on the basis of each student’s FAFSA. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1. If you have questions about your scholarship eligibility as it relates to financial need, please visit the Student Financial Services website or call (607) 274-3131. Students must have a current FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services in order to be considered for scholarships for which financial need is a requirement.

The majority of H&S endowed scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in majors and minors offered by the School of Humanities and Sciences. These scholarships are listed by field. Eligibility criteria and recent award amounts are included in the scholarship descriptions. A few endowed scholarships do not require study in a particular H&S field or affiliation with a particular program. Descriptions of these general H&S scholarships include eligibility criteria and recent award amounts (where available).

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for an endowed scholarship must submit an application through our web portal. The application system will require that you utilize your IC credentials to log-in. It will prompt you to answer a series of questions. If you have any technical issues, please contact Barbie Bargher (

If you plan on submitting an application, it must be completed by March 15th. Statements of interest are recommended, but they are not required.

After selections are made, students will be notified by email and letter if they have been awarded a scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Award details will be viewable on HomerConnect beginning in late May (or later, pending finalization of awards).

General H&S Scholarships
These endowed scholarships do not require study in a particular H&S field or affiliation with a particular program.
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Scholarships by Field
Awarded to students enrolled in specific majors and minors. Eligibility criteria is included in the descriptions.
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February 1: Statement of Interest form open
March 1: FAFSA deadline
March 15: Deadline for submitting [optional] statement of interest
March 29: Departments submit scholarship nominations to the College
June 1: Scholarship award notification to students

A Spirit of Giving

Named scholarships have been established by Ithaca College alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff—as well as corporations and foundations—to ensure that high-achieving students are able to afford the education they deserve. If you are interested in learning how to create or contribute to such a scholarship, please visit the website for Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Ithaca College.


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