Scholarships at Ithaca College

Scholarships are critical for recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest at Ithaca College. Donor funded scholarships are awarded to students of exceptional academic ability and talent and provide support to students with financial need.

There are many different types of scholarships at Ithaca College and our team can work with you to decide which is the best way for you to leave a lasting legacy:  

Endowed Recruitment Scholarships for Incoming Students:  These scholarships provide access to incoming students and will remain with a student during their time as undergraduate students as long as they continue to meet the criteria. These are most beneficial when they are not specific to a school but can be used across the college as most needed. 

Endowed Scholarships for Returning Students: These scholarships provide support for returning sophomore, junior, and senior students to meet unmet need. These can be specific to a school, or college-wide.  

Endowed Emergency Scholarships for Incoming Students: These scholarships provide support to freshmen students who discover they are facing tuition challenges. Student Financial Services will use these scholarships for students after they have enrolled and begun their first academic term and continue as long as the student meets the criteria. 

Current Scholarships for Returning Students (term use, over five years): These scholarships provide support for returning sophomore, junior, and senior students to meet unmet need. These can be specific to a school, or college-wide.  

If you would like to learn how you can support Ithaca College students by creating a scholarship, please contact Megan Panek, Interim Associate Vice President of Philanthropy at (607) 274-1388 or mpanek@ithaca.edu.