ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- The Park Scholar program at Ithaca College recently received a $30 million dollar endowment to fund their program. This program is for high school students who have had great academic success and would like to attend Ithaca Colleges Park School of Communications. Every year, the college has to apply for funding for the program but now, this endowment will make it so there is plenty of funding for years to come. 

"Because now Ithaca College is the beneficiary, this incredibly generous gift, the Park scholars program is funded into perpetuity, so it will be a program that continues beyond 20 years and the next 20 years we'll graduate a number of wonderful young scholars and professionals in the field," says Diane Gayeski, Dean of the Parks School of Communications.

The Scholar program is meant to help students who have outstanding grades, but might not be able to afford the college experience they wish to have while attending Ithaca College. Because of students with passion and hard work behind them, Dorothy Park and the Park foundation created the Scholar program to help them. 

"So our Parks Scholars program funds complete tuition and living expenses as well as other school expenses such as their text books, experiential learning travel and if their financial situation requires it, even to fund technology such as laptops," says Gayeski. 

If you know a high school student who is applying or who has applied to attend Ithaca College for their school of communications, you can click here for the link to learn more about the Park Scholar program.