Scholarships for Students with Financial Need

The following scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating financial need. If you have questions about billing and financial aid, please visit the The Office of Student Financial Services website, or contact them by phone at (800) 429-4275.

All H&S Students

Pervi Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with demonstrated financial need who is a United States Marine Corps disabled veteran due to combat injuries for which a Purple Heart has been awarded, or the minor dependent of a United States Marine killed in action due to hostile fire, or a student selected for the honors program. The criteria reflect the order of preference for the award.

School of Humanities and Sciences 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with demonstrated financial need.

Art
Contact: Susan Weisend

Mary Helen Hart '35 Scholarship
Awarded to students at Ithaca College who major in art. Created by Mary Helen Hart in memory of her father and mother, Donald and Martha Negus.

Dicker Family Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences who is majoring in art and has demonstrated financial need. Established in December 2006 in honor of Jaclyn G. Dicker '08 and her achievements.

Art History
Contact: Gary Wells

Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who show success in English, art history, French literature, German literature, or Spanish literature. Established through a generous bequest from Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite. Professor Cronkhite joined the Ithaca College English department faculty in 1966. He retired in 1982 and was named professor emeritus in 1985.

Florence Marro Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving and committed student in the School of Music or in one of the following majors: acting, art, art education, art history, drama, musical theatre, theatre arts management, or theatrical production arts. The student must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of Florence Marro Gallagher by her son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.

Biology
Contact: Andy Smith

Flo and Jack Bernard Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors in the biology program who are in good academic standing and who have demonstrated financial need.

George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo '79 Scholarship
Awarded to students recommended by the faculty of the Department of Biology. Established in memory of George A. Gonzalez-Gallardo.

Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to rising junior or senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry with demonstrated significant financial need. The recipient must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and intend to pursue an advanced degree in science other than a medical degree. Established by Ithaca College in conjunction with donations from Larry's family, colleagues, and friends to honor and remember his many contributions and great dedication to the College community for over 30 years.

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated financial need; who is majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or some combination of the sciences; and who, through his or her academic work and community activities, best exemplifies a commitment to the liberal arts and the tradition of social service as personified by Thomas Morrin Jones.

Biochemistry
Contact: Maria Russell

Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to rising junior or senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry with demonstrated significant financial need. The recipient must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and intend to pursue an advanced degree in science other than a medical degree. Established by Ithaca College in conjunction with donations from Larry's family, colleagues, and friends to honor and remember his many contributions and great dedication to the College community for over 30 years.

Chemistry
Contact: Maria Russell

Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to rising junior or senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry with demonstrated significant financial need. The recipient must also have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and intend to pursue an advanced degree in science other than a medical degree. Established by Ithaca College in conjunction with donations from Larry's family, colleagues, and friends to honor and remember his many contributions and great dedication to the College community for over 30 years.

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated financial need; who is majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or some combination of the sciences; and who, through his or her academic work and community activities, best exemplifies a commitment to the liberal arts and the tradition of social service as personified by Thomas Morrin Jones.

Communication Studies
Contact: Laurie Arliss

Carolyn Gilbert '64 Speech Communication Honor Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior communication studies major who has a grade point average of at least 3.5. Established by the late Carolyn Gilbert, a former member of the speech communication faculty.

Hardwin Abbot-Davies '91 Scholarship

Awarded to a rising senior in communication studies. The recipient must be in good academic standing, show financial need, and be recommended by a faculty member in the communication studies department.

Gustav A. and Oliva Nelson Memorial Emergency Fund
Provides scholars with emergency money. Preference is given to students in the School of Music or the School of Humanities and Sciences who are majoring in piano performance, English, drama, or communication studies and/or who are members of the Oracle Society. The fund provides students with quick access to cash for emergencies, such as a personal or family health crisis, or the need to travel due to a family emergency or a funeral. Funds may be used for tuition when family circumstances change drastically during the academic year. Named for Gustav A. Nelson and his wife, Olivia.

Lillian Speakman Vail '21 Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors with established records of academic achievement and community service. Preference is given to students in music, theatre arts, or speech communication. Established by the family and friends of Lillian Speakman Vail to honor her lifelong friendship with, service to, and support of Ithaca College.

Drama
Contact: Linda Ellis

Gustav A. and Oliva Nelson Memorial Emergency Fund
Provides scholars with emergency money. Preference is given to students in the School of Music or the School of Humanities and Sciences who are majoring in piano performance, English, drama, or speech communication and/or who are members of the Oracle Society. The fund provides students with quick access to cash for emergencies¿such as a personal or family health crisis, or the need to travel due to a family emergency or a funeral. Funds may be used for tuition when family circumstances change drastically during the academic year. Named for Gustav A. Nelson and his wife, Olivia.

Economics
Contact: Elia Kacapry

Trevor W. Jahn '06 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher who has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to a student majoring or minoring in economics. Established in memory of Trevor W. Jahn by his immediate family and his grandparents Robert and Dorothy Jahn.

English
Contact: Claire Gleitman

English Majors Scholarship
Awarded to English majors who have outstanding academic records and proven financial need. Established by gifts from faculty members and alumni.

Gertrude Spencer English Award
Awarded to an English major whose talent, academic ability, and achievement demonstrate an outstanding command of the English language.

Frances Noble Newell '32 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who is majoring in theatre arts or English and has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students from Pennsylvania. Established in memory of Frances Noble Newell by her daughter, Debbie Duffield.

Gustav A. and Oliva Nelson Memorial Emergency Fund
Provides scholars with emergency money. Preference is given to students in the School of Music or the School of Humanities and Sciences who are majoring in piano performance, English, drama, or speech communication and/or who are members of the Oracle Society. The fund provides students with quick access to cash for emergencies¿such as a personal or family health crisis, or the need to travel due to a family emergency or a funeral. Funds may be used for tuition when family circumstances change drastically during the academic year. Named for Gustav A. Nelson and his wife, Olivia.

John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving and committed student or students in one of the following majors: history, English, or philosophy. The student(s) must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of John Edward Gallagher Sr. by his son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.

Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who show success in English, art history, French literature, German literature, or Spanish literature. Established through a generous bequest from Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite. Professor Cronkhite joined the Ithaca College English department faculty in 1966. He retired in 1982 and was named professor emeritus in 1985.

Susan Spitz '68 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded for academic excellence in the study of English. Established in memory of Susan Spitz.

Gerontology
Contact: BJ Wilson

Daphne B. Hammond Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in gerontology who has demonstrated financial need. Established in 2003 through the generosity of Daphne B. Hammond.

John E. Krout Scholarship in Aging Studies
Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in aging studies. In the absence of a qualified student with a major in aging studies, a student with a minor in that field can be considered. Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Judi '73 and Jay '72 Linden Scholarship in Gerontology
Awarded to an outstanding student in the aging studies (gerontology) program (major, minor, or certificate). Preference is given to a student with demonstrated financial need.

Francille M. and John D. Firebaugh Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Awarded to an outstanding student in the aging studies (gerontology) program (major, minor, or certificate) who has demonstrated financial need. In the event a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be made to a student in the social sciences who demonstrates financial need.

History
Contact: Terrie Miller

David W. Sass '57 History Scholarship
Awarded to academically accomplished history majors with proven need and the recommendation of Department of History faculty members. Preference is given to students entering their junior or senior year. Established to recognize outstanding achievement in the study of history. Made possible through a gift from David W. Sass, a graduate of the history department and an honorary member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees.

Elliot Mayrock '73 History Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman or transfer student who has declared an intention to major in history or social studies. Established by Elliot Mayrock.

John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving and committed student or students in one of the following majors: history, English, or philosophy. The student(s) must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of John Edward Gallagher Sr. by his son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.

Honors
Contact: Robert Sullivan

Pervi Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the School of Humanities and Sciences with demonstrated financial need who is a United States Marine Corps disabled veteran due to combat injuries for which a Purple Heart has been awarded, or the minor dependent of a United States Marine killed in action due to hostile fire, or a student selected for the honors program. The criteria reflect the order of preference for the award.

London Center

Wendy Bahlav '78 London Center Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in business who will be attending the London Center and who has demonstrated financial need.

Mathematics
Contact: Stan Seltzer, Department of Mathematics

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated financial need; who is majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or some combination of the sciences; and who, through his or her academic work and community activities, best exemplifies a commitment to the liberal arts and the tradition of social service as personified by Thomas Morrin Jones.

Modern Languages and Literatures
Contact: Tina Bennett

Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite Scholarship
Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who show success in English, art history, French literature, German literature, or Spanish literature. Established through a generous bequest from Professor G. Ferris Cronkhite. Professor Cronkhite joined the Ithaca College English department faculty in 1966. He retired in 1982 and was named professor emeritus in 1985.

Natural Sciences

Thomas Morrin Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated financial need; who is majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or some combination of the sciences; and who, through his or her academic work and community activities, best exemplifies a commitment to the liberal arts and the tradition of social service as personified by Thomas Morrin Jones.

Oracle Society

Gustav A. and Oliva Nelson Memorial Emergency Fund
Provides scholars with emergency money. Preference is given to students in the School of Music or the School of Humanities and Sciences who are majoring in piano performance, English, drama, or speech communication and/or who are members of the Oracle Society. The fund provides students with quick access to cash for emergencies¿such as a personal or family health crisis, or the need to travel due to a family emergency or a funeral. Funds may be used for tuition when family circumstances change drastically during the academic year. Named for Gustav A. Nelson and his wife, Olivia.

Philosophy
Contact: Christine Haase

John Edward Gallagher Sr. Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving and committed student or students in one of the following majors: history, English, or philosophy. The student(s) must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of John Edward Gallagher Sr. by his son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69. (Apply online here: _____.)

Physics
Contact: Beth Ellen Clark Joseph

Peter F. and Carol L. Seligmann Memorial Scholarship in Physics
Awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who is a declared physics major. Eligible students must demonstrate excellence in physics, as determined by the department chair, and have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to female students. Established in memory of Professor and Mrs. Seligmann.

Social Sciences

Francille M. and John D. Firebaugh Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
Awarded to an outstanding student in the aging studies (gerontology) program (major, minor, or certificate) who has demonstrated financial need. In the event a suitable candidate is not identified, the award may be made to a student in the social sciences who demonstrates financial need.

Theatre Arts
Contact: Linda Ellis

Cissy Cheskis Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Department of Theatre Arts, with preference given to acting majors. Recipients must demonstrate progressive academic achievement. Established in memory of Cissy Cheskis by her son, Robert Saxner '88.

Douglas '78 and Julie Weisman Professional Development Scholarship
Awarded to a theatre arts major to support professional development activities. To be eligible, students must be a junior or senior and have demonstrated financial need. Established by Douglas and Julie Weisman.

Florence Marro Gallagher Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving and committed student in the School of Music or in one of the following majors: acting, art, art education, art history, drama, musical theatre, theatre arts management, or theatrical production arts. The student must have demonstrated financial need. Established in memory of Florence Marro Gallagher by her son, John E. Gallagher Jr. '69.

Frances Noble Newell '32 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need who is majoring in theatre arts or English and has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students from Pennsylvania. Established in memory of Frances Noble Newell by her daughter, Debbie Duffield.

George Hoerner '47 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to talented and dedicated technical theatre and scenic design students. Established by family and friends of the late George Hoerner, professor emeritus of theatre.

Jane Woods Werly '27 Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students majoring in theatre arts or in music and concentrating in musical theatre. Established by Jane Woods Werly.

Katherine B. "Toby" Clarey '31 Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to talented acting or musical theatre majors who have demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American (ALANA) students. Created by family and friends to honor Katherine B. "Toby" Clarey, a theatre arts graduate well known for her activities in Ithaca regional theatre.

Laura Hinkley Hauer '23 Scholarship in Theatre Arts
Awarded to a theatre major whose talent and academic ability show potential for achievement in the performing arts and who has demonstrated financial need. Established through a generous bequest from Laura Hinkley Hauer, who majored in drama and public speaking and taught these subjects for many years.

Lillian Speakman Vail '21 Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors with established records of academic achievement and community service. Preference is given to students in music, theatre arts, or speech communication. Established by the family and friends of Lillian Speakman Vail to honor her lifelong friendship with, service to, and support of Ithaca College.

Peter Bergstrom Scholarship
Awarded to an acting or musical theatre major whose talent and academic ability demonstrate potential for achievement in the performing arts. Established by the friends of Peter Bergstrom '81 in his memory.

Richard M. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding theatre arts majors. Established in memory of Richard M. Clark, chair of the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts from 1981 to 1987, by friends, colleagues, alumni, and family.

Roberta Barnett Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a theatre arts student who has clear promise and demonstrated financial need. Established by John Bartholomew Tucker '52 in honor of his teacher Professor Roberta Barnett.

Theatre Arts Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in theatre arts. Created by alumni and friends to honor the unique educational experience provided in the Department of Theatre Arts, while establishing a permanent memorial to deceased alumni, faculty, and others.