Sunday, November 16, 2008

Want to be a Park Scholar? (Me, too....)

It's that time of year again: registration is over (and you DID get all your classes, I hope!), it's getting colder (I love it...really, I know most people don't, but I just love the cold weather), and you're counting the days until Thanksgiving break (seven if you don't count today...)

And for those of you who are sophomores, and who have proven what extraordinary students and community participants you are, it's also time to think about applying to be a Park Scholar.

You know about this - right? We now choose up to four sophomores each year to invite them to join the Park Scholars program as juniors (it takes most of the spring semester to do the selecting, so the award starts in the following fall).

Here are the details, just in from PS Director Matt Fee:

During the spring 2009 semester, Park School sophomores will be eligible to apply for Park Scholar Awards. Four students will be selected as Park Scholars, and these students will join the Park Scholar Program as juniors, beginning in the fall 2009 semester.

Award recipients will be selected via the same criteria currently utilized in the selection of Park Scholars: academic excellence; community service; leadership; extracurricular participation; and commitment to the field of communications. For this year’s rising junior selection process, students matriculated in the following degree programs are eligible: Cinema and Photography (but due to previous limitations, only one rising junior award may be awarded to a C & P student for this year); Communication Management and Design; Integrated Marketing Communications; Journalism; and Television-Radio.

As with the existing Park Scholar Awards, international students are not eligible. Transfer students are also not eligible; only those students who have been enrolled in an eligible degree program in the Park School of Communications since matriculating at Ithaca College are eligible to apply.

As with the existing Park Scholar Award, these two-year awards (for a student’s junior and senior years) will cover the full cost of attendance (tuition, room and board). In addition, the award includes stipends for living expenses, books, and a one-time computer purchase of $2,500.

Those students who receive the award and enter the program during the fall semester of their junior year will be expected to meet the same eligibility requirements as current Park Scholars: full-time enrollment at a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester as a Cinema and Photography, Communication Management and Design, Integrated Marketing Communications, Journalism, or Television-Radio major in the Park School of Communications; a 3.5 cumulative grade point average throughout the term of the scholarship; a strong and continued record of community service and extracurricular involvement; participation in Park Scholar academic programming and enrichment activities; and good judicial standing.

You can find additional information here:

We continue to be grateful for the tremendous generosity of the Park Foundation, without which none of this would be possible.

Please feel free to contact the Park Scholar Program ( or 607-274-3089) with any questions that you may have.


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