How to Apply

To be considered for the four year Park Scholar award, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (federal guidelines), and apply to Ithaca College for an undergraduate major within the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Transfer students are not eligible for the award.

Please review and complete all of the steps below to be considered for a Park Scholar award.

1. Submit the Common Application online for Ithaca College no later than January 2, 2021.

2. Complete the Park Scholar Award application in your application status portal by January 15, 2021, including:

  • Personal History
  • Two Essays
  • Two Recommendation Letters

(Please note: You will not be able to access the application until you have submitted your application for admission to Ithaca College.)

Questions? Please email:

Important Dates

For Fall 2021 Applicants:

By January 2, 2021: Ithaca College application must be completed and on file.

By January 15, 2021: Park Scholar Award online application must be completed and on file.

By early-March: Park Scholar finalist decisions will be mailed to all applicants

Sunday, March 28 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Interviews and programs for finalists.

By April 20, 2021: Award recipients notified