2018 H&S Summer Scholars Applications Now Open!

Summer ScholarsStudents in the School of Humanities and Sciences are now able to apply for the 2018 H&S Summer Scholars Program online. Through a new, streamlined application process, all H&S students will now apply through a single application portal. More information is available on the revamped Summer Scholars web page.

We have scheduled an information session for interested students next week, on Tuesday, December 5, at 12:10 in Business 301, at which a few Summer Scholars from 2017 will share their experiences in the program.
Two additional information sessions will be held during the first week of classes, on January 25 – we’ll announce those again at the start of spring semester.

All students complete the same first page of the Summer Scholars form form; the form then diverges, asking different questions depending on the student’s major and/or the type of project proposed. Through this single application, students will be considered for all available positions regardless of funding source. This includes Dana Internship positions.
While financial aid eligibility is a requirement for some of these positions (such as the Dana Interns, the Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award, and a few department-based scholarships), most of the positions are open to all students, regardless of financial need.
4) Summer Scholars will be paid $10.40/hour for full-time work (typically 40 hours); most positions are for 10 weeks, but some can be for 8 weeks, as negotiated between the faculty mentor and the scholar.
5) Subsidized campus housing will be available for interested Scholars through the campus summer housing program. This year, there will be no limitation to weekly work hours, up to the maximum of 40 hours/week, if students receive housing through the program.
For detailed information about eligibility and expectations for Scholars, please consult the complete guidelines for the program available on the website.
The deadline for proposal submission is February 12th @ noonAwards will be announced by March 9, 2018.
Questions? Contact hsadmin@ithaca.edu.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Alexa Salvato

Meet Alexa, a rising junior Journalism major!twitter picture

Alexa has spent her summer interning at Bust magazine as a blogging/editorial intern! She already has a few articles up on their website, one about emojis from 5/21 and one about birth control from 5/14. She is also freelancing for her hometown paper, the North Salem News!

Alexa’s favorite part of the Honors program is the people who are in it.

“My favorite part of the Honors program is that, when I’m in Honors classes, students are genuinely engaged and excited to take part in the conversation. It creates a sense of community both inside and outside of the classroom.”

We’re starting to look for more student spotlights for the school year for both current students and alums!

Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any questions, concerns, or nominations.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Jill Weidman

Meet Jill, a rising senior Environmental Science major!

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This summer, Jill has spent her time in Ithaca beekeeping at IC (as featured in her photo above!) and is a manager for the Environmental Science/Studies lab.

Jill is looking forward to spending her final year with the Honors program.

“I’m so glad to have been able to participate in the IC Honors program over the past three years. One of the aspects of the Honors program that is so valuable to me is the nature of the classes offered to us. In my more skills-focused major, I would not have the opportunity to dwell so deeply on a singular subject in the way we are free to do in Honors classes. In Bruce Henderson’s Performing Antigone class, for example, we spent the entire semester on different versions of that one story and by the end, I felt I knew Antigone better than I knew myself! Thanks for the great times, Honors!”

We’re starting to look for more student spotlights for the school year for both current students and alums!

Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any questions, concerns, or nominations.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Zoe Mendrysa

Meet Zoe, an incoming first-year student from Kingston, NY, a Health Science major with a Pre-Med emphasis.

10984571_10204323635391584_5909030596813561409_nThis summer, Zoe has been traveling and exploring! She works at an ice cream shop and a dermatology office in her hometown.

Zoe is most excited to immerse herself in the culture of IC and the Honors program!

I’m really excited to live in Lyon Hall and join Ithaca’s Honors Community! Being around people who are different and unique but with the same mindset to learn and grow, which is important to me. I enjoy to challenge myself and be intellectually engaged, while having new experiences. The Honors Program offers amazing opportunities, who wouldn’t want to go white water rafting or music events? The Honors Program and IC will help me grow and see the world in a new way, preparing me for any adventure!”

We’re starting to look for more student spotlights for the school year for both current students and alums!

Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any questions, concerns, or nominations.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Kelsey McKim

Meet Kelsey, a rising senior Journalism major!

_IGP2432Kelsey is spending her summer interning in New York City in publishing at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency and Pegasus Books publishing house.

One of Kelsey’s favorite things about the Honors program is that it allows her to read some awesome and different types of literature.

“I’m a huge bookworm, so my favorite part of Honors has been the opportunity to take classes because they have interesting book lists. So far I’ve read dystopias, graphic novels, and literature about madness for my Honors courses.”

We’re starting to look for more student spotlights for the school year for both current students and alums!

Do you know a really cool Honors student? Nominate them to be a Student Spotlight here!
Do you know a really cool alum of the Honors program? Nominate them to be an Alumni Spotlight here!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu with any questions, concerns, or nominations.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Annalise Haldeman

Meet incoming TVR major Annalise!IMG_0146

Annalise is taking this summer to explore her hometown of Bloomington, Indiana as well as going on a mission trip to Philadelphia, PA, a trip to Denver, CO to visit a friend and attending Lollapalooza in Chicago at the end of the summer.

Annalise is looking forward to all the opportunities the Honors Program offers!

“I am looking forward to explore new idea and possibilities with the Honors program. In high school you are stuck with a bunch of people who have to be in school. But know we are at a place that we chose. We decide to apply here and decided to accept when Ithaca offered us a spot in the class of 2019! And with the honor program it’s exciting that I will not only be with people who want to be at this school but want to learn and want to have discussions and widen their horizons. It’s all just so exciting!”

What are you doing this summer? Honors wants to know!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu to be featured.

IC Honors Summer Student Spotlight: Sydney Brenner

Meet Sydney, another incoming Honors student! She’ll be studying English on campus in the fall. Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 4.36.49 PM

This summer, Sydney will be working at a Jewish sleep away camp called URJ Eisner camp in Great Barrington, MA.

Sydney is ready to explore all of the opportunities the Honors Program offers.

“Throughout my scholastic career, I have always had a passion for learning and thrived from challenging courses. Thus I wanted to have the same experience at a collegiate level. Furthermore, college can be intimidating and difficult to adapt to therefore I chose the Honors program to ensure that as I entered Ithaca I would already have a welcoming community to join that was just as driven by success as I was.”

What are you doing this summer? Honors wants to know!

Email sguter1@ithaca.edu to be featured.