The Park Scholar Program offers much more than a full scholarship; it creates a dynamic learning community that develops future communications leaders who engage critically, act globally, and perform ethically. Through a mixture of academic and service programming, Scholars are challenged to take action and give back to their communities, and to use the power of mass communication to make a positive impact on the world.
Thanks to the generosity of the Park Foundation, Ithaca College's School of Communications has welcomed outstanding high school seniors as Park Scholars since 1997. Grants from the Park Foundation also provide funding for the Park Center for Independent Media, a distinguished visitor series, and capital equipment for the Park School.
A limited number of four year merit-based scholarships are awarded to outstanding high school seniors each year. In addition, a few merit-based scholarships are also awarded to Park School rising juniors each spring.