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Money, Money, Scholarship Money!

Written by Allison Musante and Merdith Farley

Scholarship opportunities at Ithaca

In these tough economic times, everyone can use a little extra cash, especially students. With spring just around the corner, deadlines are fast approaching for this year’s scholarships and grants. Here are just a few of the hundreds of scholarship opportunities at Ithaca:

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is offering thirty-three scholarships to exceptional HSHP majors and minors, based on faculty and departmental nominations. “These awards help families by making an IC education a more affordable investment by reducing costs or loan borrowing while at the same time honoring the recipients for their accomplishments,” says Assistant Dean Patricia Green.

Students who are active in campus activity have several opportunities. For example, the African-Latino Society Alumni Memorial Scholarship is open to all African-American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American students who have worked to raise multicultural awareness and excelled academically.

The Student Government Association and Margaret D. Reid Scholarships are open to sophomores and juniors with GPAs above 2.75 and have demonstrated involvement and leadership in student organizations.

There are also scholarships to offset the cost of living during an internship. The Washington, D.C., Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship is a living or tuition stipend awarded to students completing an unpaid internship position in Washington D.C.

The Dana Student Internship program offers a stipend for students completing a self-designed internship during the summer of 2009.

The School of Humanities and Sciences is also offering great grant opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to start collaborative or individual projects and initiatives. Anyone can apply, so if you have a great idea, give it a shot!

The Humanities and Sciences Educational Grant Initiative supports projects that are course-based (initiatives that would enhance teaching and learning in the classroom), student/faculty collaborations in educational projects, student presentations at conferences, and individual student projects.

The Fred L. Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award is granted to meritorious H&S students who are eligible for financial aid and working directly with a member of the humanities faculty on a collaborative scholarly project. This award is especially unique: it allows students and professor to fund collaborative research projects that can advance understanding of a given subject.

The Janet Kalinowski Student Development Fund is interested in supporting academically accomplished students who study issues surrounding gender and social position. This grant can help fund research, participation in conferences, special training opportunities, and other relevant projects.

That's just a small sample of the scholarship money available at IC. In fact, "IC provides over 165 million dollars in aid," says Larry Chambers, Director of Student Financial Services. Visit Ithaca's financial aid site for more information!



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