Take a chance. Seize an Opportunity. Change Your Life.

Do you want to use the power of the media to make a positive impact on the world? Do you have a passion for communication technologies, and a deep commitment to service?

The Park Scholar Program is a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Each year, Ithaca College offers Park Scholar Scholarship Awards to students who are passionate about the field of communications, community service and who thrive on academic and personal challenge.

$30 Million Endowment Established to Support Park Scholar Program at IC

A $30 million gift — the largest to a single endowment fund Ithaca College has ever received — will facilitate access to the college’s Park Scholar Program, helping to ensure that high-achieving students from across the nation will continue dedicating themselves to making IC’s campus, the Ithaca community, and the world, a better place. Read more...

Program Overview

Discover how the program challenges students to think critically, act compassionately, and give back.

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Meet the Scholars

Meet the current Ithaca Park scholars and hear about their work and experiences in the program.

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How to Apply
Eligibility, requirements, important dates, and contact info.

Apply to the Program

Contact Us

For general questions, contact program assistant Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3590.

For questions about applying or your application, please contact the Admission Office at or call (800) 429-4274 or (607) 274-3124, Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET