Named Scholarships

The School of Humanities and Sciences awarded 115 students more than $268,000 in endowed scholarships for the 2016-17 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 (800) 429-4275. 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).


The scholarship application period for 2018-19 will open February 1, 2018.

Students are encouraged to submit applications for scholarships but are not required to do so. Beginning February 1, students may apply on the General H&S Scholarships and Scholarships by Field web pages. Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 10.

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 mid May.


March 1: FAFSA deadline

March 10: Scholarship application deadline

March 29: Scholarship nominations due

June 1: Scholarship award notification


Call (607) 274-3102 or email

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.