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Whether it’s supporting the arts, investing in education, endowing skills in technology, or helping local communities, IAC is committed to creating positive change, one life at a time. Our giving strategy has always been hyper-local by design, made possible by a network of trusted partners. We aim to go deep versus wide with our resources to make the greatest possible impact on our neighbors and surrounding communities by improving educational and economic opportunities, as evidenced by our work with dozens of charities, including Let’s Get Ready, Project Rousseau, Hudson Guild, and Breakthrough New York. The concept of our philanthropic programs evolved from years of collaboration with partners like these. The IAC Fellows Program and the IAC Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program thread together these efforts to break down barriers to opportunity for students from historically and systemically underrepresented communities.

2024 Scholarship Program - Opening August 1, 2024

IAC Charitable Foundation awards scholarships to high-achieving, high-performing students from historically and systemically underrepresented communities. The program's independent scholarship selection committee will award scholarships up to $10,000 for specific academic related purposes as informed by the student’s application and approved by the committee. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Federal Pell Grant eligible as indicated on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). [Following award notification, recipients will be required to provide a copy of their eligibility letter.] 
  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university and will still be enrolled in the Spring 2025 semester. 
  • U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen as defined by FAFSA.

Please note that if awarded, the candidate is responsible for any U.S. federal, state or local income tax obligations in connection with receipt of the Scholarship. 

The 2024 IAC Charitable Foundation Scholarship Application will open August 1, 2024 and close September 20, 2024. Please note that candidates' recommendation letters will be due Wednesday, September 25, 2024. Applicants will be notified of committee selections and funds will be disbursed by December 31, 2024.