“support of academic excellence and the institution’s goal of becoming a national model for colleges committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion”
Do you think they mean intellectual diversity? Doubtful.
The Business Journal News Network reports:
Ithaca College to Use $1M Gift for Diversity in Media Scholarship
Ithaca College will use a $1 million donation from a prominent alum and media executive and his wife, a former broadcaster turned college dean, for a scholarship fostering diversity in media.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay, made the donation to establish the Iger-Bay Endowed Scholarship at Ithaca College.
The funding is in “support of academic excellence and the institution’s goal of becoming a national model for colleges committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion,” Ithaca College said in a news release.
Iger is a 1973 graduate of the college’s Roy H. Park School of Communications.
The scholarship, which is funded through proceeds from sales of Iger’s recently released memoir, “The Ride of a Lifetime,” will be awarded to incoming students in the Park School of Communications.
Ithaca College is still working to determine details regarding the application for and distribution of the scholarship, Dave Maley, director of public relations, tells CNYBJ in an email.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need; have declared a major of journalism, sport media or documentary studies; and “hail from communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved” in these fields at Ithaca College and nationally.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.