The History Department is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships and awards to our students, including

To be eligible, you must be a History major planning to continue at Ithaca College as an undergraduate student and History major during the 2024-2025 Academic Year and you must have a 3.0 GPA overall and in your history classes.

To apply, please submit three (3) papers you have written in history classes at Ithaca College, and include a 1-2 page cover letter that explains how these papers best reflect your work as a history student.  Email your cover letter and papers to Professor Michael Smith (

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 29, 2024.

If you have any questions about History Department Scholarships, please contact one of the members of the department’s Scholarships and Awards Committee (Pearl Ponce, Michael Smith, or Michael Trotti).

Funding Opportunities Outside the Department

Funding for individual student projects -- internships, travel to archives or to conferences, and more -- may also be available through the H&S Dean's office or the IC Provost's office.

Generous Gifts

These departmental awards are made possible by the generous gifts of:

  • David Sass, a 1957 graduate of the history department; 
  • Elliot Mayrock, a 1973 graduate of the department; and
  • Robert Ryan, a professor in the history department for more than forty years.