Congratulations to the First BOLD Cohort!

The inaugural group of BOLD Scholars from Ithaca College has been announced! The 10 junior women selected are:

  • Nabilah Abdalla
  • Chasia Bambo
  • Hannah Cayem
  • Candace Cross
  • Grace Elletson
  • Terri Landez
  • Julissa Martinez
  • Avery Santiago
  • Kat Walsh
  • Laura Waxman

These 10 women were selected from an applicant pool of over 100 applicants. The newly selected cohort traveled to NYC for a reception at the Hearst Foundation, Rutgers University–Newark, and upstate NY from October 6 – 8 for the first BOLD summit and retreat, where they met with the 80 BOLD Scholars across the country and over 50 highly successful professional women participating in panels, presentations, and round tables.

BOLD provides scholarships and a suite of academic and professional development activities to students who identify as female and who are in their junior or senior year at the college. Ithaca College recently announced they have joined the membership of BOLD, which also includes California State University, Fullerton; Middlebury College; Smith College; and Rutgers University–Newark, which serves as the anchor institution for this initiative.

Learn more about the BOLD program highlights, criteria for scholarship, and about BOLD.

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