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Leadership through Action

Leadership Scholars are involved in campus life and community service, passionate about leadership, and dedicated to helping others grow.

Awarded on an annual basis, the Ithaca College Leadership Scholarship recognizes a demonstrated record of leadership and academic performance.

This renewable $7,000 award is offered each year to Leadership Scholars who maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and participate in all required elements of the Leadership Scholar program. Leadership Scholars are offered an opportunity to enhance their leadership experience in a variety of both required and optional leadership activities while at Ithaca College.

As a Leadership Scholar, you’ll explore and develop your leadership potential, learning how to inspire people to work together as you collaborate on community service projects. IC Leadership Scholars are determined in their coursework, active in leadership roles across campus and in the community, and dedicated to making the campus and world better. 

Leadership Scholar Program Goals
From leadership retreats to peer mentoring to a senior capstone project, scholars remain actively involved for all four years.
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Leadership Scholar Program

The Leadership Scholar Program has given me the chance to connect to a lot of people with similar interests as me! It's also given me great opportunities to get involved on campus and develop my skills as a leader!

Eva Salzman '23

Health Sciences with Food & Nutrition Concentration, IC Nutrition Club

Leadership Scholar Program

The Leadership Scholar Program has provided me the opportunity to make a difference on the Ithaca College campus and fully immerse myself in the activities and organizations that are offered to students. Being a Leadership Scholar has strengthened my interpersonal skills and and allowed me to meet like-minded individuals who share the same passions as me!

Bethany Edwards '21

Integrated Marketing Communication, IC Public Relations Student Society of America

Leadership Scholar Program

The Leadership Scholar Program was an invaluable gift to me as a student. The program has allowed me to develop new leadership skills and deepen my passion for community service, which are gifts that I will continue to use after my undergraduate education. 

Elizabeth Jesch '20

Public & Community Health, IC Project Sunshine

Leadership Scholar Program

The Leadership Scholars Program has taught me the importance of being well-rounded and involved in the greater community. I have gained the knowledge and confidence to be a successful advocate and leader and my college experience would have not been as fulfilling without the program.

Eva Kirie '21

Television - Radio, Student Governance Council Vice President of Communications

Apply to Be a Leadership Scholar

The Ithaca College Leadership Scholar Program includes an annual scholarship and is one of many scholarship and financial aid opportunities at Ithaca College. Please visit the Office of Admission's website for additional information and applications.

Questions? Please contact us.

Current Ithaca College students enrolled in the Leadership Scholar Program should contact Michele Lenhart, Director, Office of Student Engagement.

Prospective students interested in applying to the Leadership Scholars program may also contact the Office of Admission at admission@ithaca.edu or by calling (800) 429-4274 or (607) 274-3124, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET.