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Special Academic Opportunities

Special Academic Opportunities for Students

Ithaca College encourages students to seek out and apply for Special Academic Opportunities (SAO), including nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships such as the Rhodes Scholarship and the Marshall Scholarship awards. Many SAOs require institutional nomination, and interested students are encouraged to think about the application process well in advance of national deadlines. High academic achievement and a record of campus leadership are the most important requirements for most of these awards. Please consult the link to the National Association of Fellowship Advisers (NAFA) for a description of national scholarships and fellowships; relevant deadlines are also provided. If you are considering applying for an award that requires Ithaca College nomination (or would simply have questions you would like answered), contact Hugh Egan (Department of English) who serves as faculty coordinator for Special Academic Opportunities at Ithaca College.