Cornell University offers scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. Some of the scholarships that Cornell University offers include the Cornell Grant, the Employee Dependent Grant, and the National Scholars Grant.
The Cornell Grant is based on financial need and is awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who are enrolled full-time in at least 12 credits per semester. This scholarship will be renewed each year provided you remain eligible, maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet all other standards for continued funding.
The Employee Dependent Grant provides tuition assistance for eligible employees’ children under 25 years old. The maximum award amount is
7,500 per year and
30,000 over four years, beginning with their freshman year at an eligible institution.
The National Scholars Grant was established by Cornell President Frank Rhodes in 1974 as one of his first acts as president of the university. It awards full-tuition scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. Recipients must have a minimum 3.8 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) and rank among the top 5% of their graduating class, as well as demonstrate outstanding leadership potential through community service or extracurricular activities. The National Scholars Grant is available only to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have been selected as national finalists in one or more of the following competitions: Intel Science Talent Search, Siemens Competition in Math, Physics & Computer Science (formerly Westinghouse), Intel Corporation Science Research Award (formerly Intel Science Talent Search Supplement), Intel STS Finalist Award Program (formerly Intel Science Talent Search Finalist Award Program) and more.