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Service and Involvement Scholarships

The Office of Student Engagement is proud to provide a variety of scholarships for Ithaca College students.  Scholarships are awarded based on applications, service and/or involvement experience, and financial need (for some scholarships).

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are now closed.  Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in the middle of the spring 2023 semester.  Please reach out to ose@ithaca.edu with any questions about the scholarships or application process.

Description of Awards

Note that scholarships noted by a (*) indicate financial need. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services to see if you potentially have financial need before you apply.

Service Scholarships:

William A. Scoones Community Service Award

Open to: Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount: $300 - $2000
Criteria:  This award celebrates Bill Scoones' lifetime example of service both to Ithaca College and the greater Ithaca community.  It is awarded annually to two rising upper-class students who have made significant contributions to the community through service work.

John P.E. Brown '35 Scholarship*

Open to:  Current First-Years, Sophomores, and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to students who have outstanding academic records and are active volunteers. Established in memory of John P. E. Brown, a member of the College's board of trustees for 52 years.

Ben Light '36 Memorial Scholarship*

Open to:  Current First-Years, Sophomores, and Juniors
Award Amount:  $500-$4000
Criteria: Awarded to one student for outstanding contributions to the community. Established by gifts from the family and friends of the late Ben Light, a devoted administrator who helped build the South Hill campus.

Involvement Scholarships:

Anne Siegel '81 Memorial Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising junior or senior who most closely personifies the qualities and attributes of Anne Siegel, including good academic performance and involvement in the extracurricular life of the College. Established through gifts to the College from the family and friends of the late Anne Siegel.

Class of 1984 Endowed Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need, solid academic achievement, and active involvement in campus organizations. Established by members of the 1984 senior class as their gift to the College.

Class of 1985 Endowed Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising junior or senior with financial need, solid academic achievement, and active involvement in campus organizations. Established by members of the 1985 senior class as their gift to the College.

Class of 1991 Memorial Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need, solid academic achievement, and active involvement in campus organizations. Established by members of the 1991 senior class as their gift to the College and later expanded to include gifts memorializing former classmates.

Class of 1993 Endowed Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising junior or senior with demonstrated financial need, solid academic achievement, and active involvement in campus organizations. Established by members of the 1993 senior class as their gift to the College.

Class of 2006 Endowed Scholarship

Open to:  Current Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a rising senior who has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 and who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in the Ithaca College community. Financial need is not required. This award honors the many contributions of the members of the class of 2006.

Jed Haubenstock Memorial Scholarship

Open to:  Current Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to a student entering their senior year who demonstrates leadership and involvement in campus activities, as well as a high degree of commitment to furthering quality of life on the Ithaca College campus. 

DeVito Family Endowed Scholarship for Emerging Leaders*

Open to:  School of Business students
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need who exhibit commitment to campus and civic leadership. Preference is given to students in the School of Business.

Robke-Zuris Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to rising juniors or seniors in recognition of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

Senior Scholarship*

Open to:  Current Juniors
Award Amount:  $300 - $2000
Criteria: Awarded to rising seniors in recognition of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

William Bingham Foundation Endowed Scholarship*

Open to:  Current First-years, Sophomores, and Juniors
Criteria: Awarded to outstanding students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit outstanding leadership and involvement in the Ithaca College community.

SGC Scholarships- Applications open in March 2022

Student Governance Council and Margaret D. Reid Scholarships

Open to:  Current Sophomores and Juniors
Award Amount:  varies
Criteria: See below. Please contact sgcacademicaffairs@ithaca.edu with any questions. 

Margaret D. Reid Scholarship (click here to apply) 

Awarded to exemplary juniors or seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and involvement in campus life. Recipients must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 and participate in a broad range of experiences on campus.

Student Governance Council Scholarship (click here to apply)

Awarded to juniors or seniors who demonstrate leadership qualities and active participation in a wide range of campus organizations.