“The process of empowerment cannot be simplistically defined in accordance with our own particular class interests. We must learn to lift as we climb.”

Angela Davis


The Center for IDEAS awards two scholarships per academic year:

  • The Rashad G. Richardson “I Can Achieve” Memorial Scholarship ($3,000.00) is intended to recognize a high-achieving, student of color at Ithaca College.  The ideal candidate will have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for PoC youth in the Tompkins County community.   
  • The African-Latino Society (ALS) Memorial Scholarship ($1,200.00) is awarded to a student of color at Ithaca College who has made significant contributions to the Ithaca College campus.  This scholarship aims to honor a student who has worked to influence and promote the academic, political, social, economic, and cultural welfare of students of color at IC and the greater Ithaca community.  

The application process for the 2020-2021 academic year has closed. Applications will open back up in February 2021 for the 2021-2022 academic year.