Selected Named Awards
All of the following awards are undergraduate programs only and require full-time enrollment. With the exception of the Flora Brown Award, a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 at the end of each spring term is required for renewal in the following year.
Flora Brown Award
The Flora Brown Award amounts vary depending on the time a student began attending Ithaca College. Students who are first-time recipients beginning with the 2010-11 academic year are required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 at the end of each spring semester for renewal in the following academic year. Flora Brown was the first student to register for the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, signing up on September 19, 1892. She also was the first graduate to give money to Ithaca College, contributing the first dollar toward the $500,000 needed for an endowment.
Carl Sgrecci Scholarship in Business
An accounting major and Ithaca College alumnus, Carl Sgrecci taught business administration at the College in the early 1970s, earning the Faculty Excellence Award. As vice president for finance and administration, he was responsible for managing the College’s endowment, investments, and operating and capital budgets.
Rod Serling Scholarship in Communications
One of the most prolific and inspired writers in television history, Rod Serling was the creator of The Twilight Zone , as well as an Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter for Playhouse 90 and other live programs during television’s “golden age.” In the early 1970s Serling taught communications courses at Ithaca. Today the College’s Rod Serling Archives house the largest single collection of his television scripts and screenplays.
Laurence S. Hill and Adrian M. Newens Scholarship in the Health Professions
Laurence Hill and Adrian Newens were instrumental in developing the two divisions that would eventually merge to become the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Hill served as head of the College’s physical education division from 1929 until 1957; one of the HSHP facilities is named after him. Newens directed the speech and drama division from 1931 until 1943. That department was a forerunner of Ithaca’s programs in the health professions.
Shirley Hockett Scholarship for the Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences
A professor emerita of mathematics, Shirley Hockett began teaching at Ithaca College in 1966 and retired in 1991. During her long career she won several teaching awards and wrote six mathematics textbooks, including a very popular manual on preparing for the advanced placement exam in calculus.
John B. Harcourt Scholarship for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A dedicated and dynamic teacher who specialized in Shakespeare and Dante, John B. Harcourt was an English professor for 32 years; he retired in 1985. He was also the author of The Ithaca College Story , a comprehensive history from Ithaca’s founding as a music conservatory through the mid-1970s.
Patrick Conway Scholarship for Music
A celebrated cornet soloist, Patrick Conway first gave brass instrument lessons at the newly founded Ithaca Conservatory of Music in 1895. After he and his band secured tremendous success through national tours, recordings, and radio shows, he returned to Ithaca in 1922 as head of the Patrick Conway Military Band School. Affiliated with the Ithaca Conservatory, the school was dedicated to training band musicians and conductors, including such notables as Les Brown, George S. Howard, and Walter Beeler.
Ithaca Leadership Scholarship
Recipients of the Ithaca Leadership Scholarship must possess a demonstrated record of leadership and above-average academic performance. A separate application is required and is available from the Office of Admission. The award is $6,000 or $7,000, depending on when enrollment began, and is renewable contingent upon continued demonstration of leadership and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of each spring semester. Full-time enrollment is required.
Ithaca Premier Talent Scholarship
This award is for selected new students who are majoring in music and theater — programs where artistic, technological, managerial, or theatrical talent is a criterion for acceptance into the major. The award is renewable annually. Good academic standing and full-time enrollment are required.
Ithaca Sibling Grant
This non-need-based grant is awarded to students who have a concurrently enrolled brother or sister at Ithaca College. The award amount is $1,000 per year. Full-time enrollment is required.
Ithaca Heritage Grant
This award is provided to children of Ithaca College alumni. Proof of alumni relationship must be provided to the Office of Student Financial Services upon request. The award amount is $1,000 per year. Full-time enrollment is required.
This is a need-based grant. Full-time enrollment is required, and students must reapply for the grant each year.
Ithaca Opportunity Grant (IOG)
This program is offered to select students who are academically prepared, meet College admission standards, have considerable financial need, and are of African American, Asian/Pacific Island, Hispanic, or Native American origin. Students receiving IOG funds will also be considered for state, federal, and other funds. These awards are need-based and provide assistance up to the full cost of tuition.
W.G. Egbert Grant and Founder’s Grant
These programs provide limited amounts of grant assistance to select students on the basis of high financial need as determined by the College. Full-time enrollment is required, and students must reapply each year.
Ithaca-New York State HEOP Grant
The Ithaca College-New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides need-based grants to students who have been accepted to the College under New York State HEOP program guidelines. Students’ academic records and family income levels must fit criteria set by New York State.