The James B. Pendleton Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts Scholarship


Required Procedures:

A formal application must be filed with the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Please deliver to Barb Terrell in Park 357. The deadline for 2017-2018 applications is March 21, 2017.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide the following information:

  1. Using the James B. Pendleton Cinema and Photography Scholarship Application (below), enter your name, permanent address, term in school, identification number, major, minor (if any), name of faculty advisor, and four Communications courses in your major, completed at Ithaca College. 

  2. Attach to the application a required one page statement of goals, values, and objectives in film and video production, film studies, screenwriting, and/or still photography. 

  3. Attach to the application a one page résumé citing significant academic and/or creative achievements and activities, significant co- and/or extra-curricular activities, internships, and/or any other related achievements and activities. 

  4. Attach a hard copy of your academic transcript.



  • Proven financial need as established by the Ithaca College Office of Financial Aid. Financial need is a primary consideration for this award. However, a limited number of scholarships will be provided for students who do not demonstrate financial need.

  • Must be a Cinema and Photography; Film, Photography, and Visual Arts; or Writing for Film, Television, and Emerging Media major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

  • Student must have completed four communications courses in the Roy H. Park School of Communications (a minimum of 12 credits), and have Sophomore standing (30 credits).

  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.000

  • Evidence of outstanding academic and/or creative achievements, and promise in film and video production, film studies, screenwriting, and/or still photography

  • Evidence of individual achievement and development through outside academic conferences and competitions, co- and/or extra-curricular activities, and/or internships

The Cinema and Photography Departmental faculty, the Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, and the Director of Financial Aid at Ithaca College are all involved in the review of these scholarship applications.

While receiving a Pendleton scholarship may have an impact on other financial aid you are receiving from the College, recipients typically receive more grants/scholarships in their aid packages than non-Pendleton students. Thus, all eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply. When the award is considered in your financial aid package, loans will be reduced/eliminated first, and then grants. Ithaca College merit-based scholarships, i.e, President's, Dean's, minority, are not effected.

Recipients will be notified by letter.

Pendleton Application Form
This form is unique to the Pendleton Scholarships.
It may not be substituted.

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