C. P. Snow Scholar Award 

The C. P. Snow Scholar Award recognizes one or two distinguished students who fulfill Snow’s vision of bridging the humanities and sciences in their academic and extracurricular activities. Award winners receive a $500 gift and are honored at the C. P. Snow Lecture Series in the spring. 

To be considered for the award, students must be nominated by a faculty member. Faculty are solicited for nominations early in the spring semester, with all final nominations due by Mar 8th. 

Student must also meet the following criteria have junior or senior standing, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a demonstrated record of interdisciplinary work in the humanities and sciences beyond coursework.  

Application Instructions for Nominated Students
  • Provide two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a faculty member in the arts or humanities. The other letter should be from a faculty member in the sciences, technology, of mathematics. For guidance on identifying these categories, this page may be helpful. Please ask that recommenders submit their letters on this Qualtrics Form by Apr. 5th: https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_da7NzhYyo6H6p0i

  • Additionally, students will submit an application via email, which will consist of two attachments, and it will include the following: 

    • An unofficial transcript 

    • 1000-word essay on the following two prompts: How do you integrate the humanities with the sciences in your academics and extracurriculars? On the basis of the activities you described, why is the integration of the humanities and sciences valuable?

    • Please also include the names of your recommenders in the body of your email when you submit the application.  Remember, faculty will submit the official recommendation on the Qualtrics poll. In your application, we simply need the names.

Materials should be submitted to RPalma@Ithaca.edu. In the subject of the email, include the following: "CP Snow Application." Note: all materials are due by April 5th, 2024. Late materials will not be considered. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Raul Palma (RPalma@Ithaca.edu).

2022-2023 C.P. Snow Scholar: Abigail Aitkens

Abby Aitkens

We're thrilled to announce that Abigail Aitken is this year's C.P. Snow Scholar! She was in attendance at John Gurche's lecture and received recognition at the event.

Abigail's hybrid essay against forgetting was a judge favorite, and a very compelling example of how Abigail builds bridges between disciplines. It begins by stating, "Modern human history is marked by forgetting." You can read her essay here.

Abigail is an Environmental Studies major and Anthropology major from Aspen Hill, Maryland. On campus, Abby has been involved with South Hill Apiary and South Hill Forest Products, where she is a TA assisting students in maple syrup and woodenware production. She is a proud CCE Master Composter (class of 2022) and NY State Parks FORCES Steward. Abby is looking forward to doing more work concerned with environmental justice, food justice, speculative fiction, forest ecology, and insects.