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Awards & Funding

Student and Campus Life recognizes outstanding students and programs through annual awards, scholarships, prizes, and grants.

  • Cornell Career Services
    Let them help you explore both general fellowships and prestigious scholarships like the Rhodes, Marshall or Churchill Scholarships and many more.
  • The Cornell Commitment
    The Cornell Tradition, Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars, and Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars programs recognize, reward, and encourage further development of a select group of students who exemplify Cornell’s commitment to academic excellence, work and service, research and discovery, and leadership and learning.
  • David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement
    Explore ways to recognize the effort, creativity, and commitment of our students dedicated to promoting change in society. There is also funding for faculty and student-initiated community engagement projects.
  • James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial & Intercultural Peace & Harmony/Student & Campus Life Diversity and Inclusion Awards
    The Perkins Prize recognizes the Cornell student, faulty, administrator, or program making the most significant contribution to furthering the ideal of university community while respecting the values of racial diversity.
  • Merrill Presidential Scholars Program
    The Merrill Presidential Scholars Program has honored Cornell University's most outstanding graduating seniors, while also recognizing the teachers who have played a significant role in ensuring their success.
  • Funding for Clubs & Organizations
    • Bartels Co-Sponsorship —Thanks to funding provided by the Bartels family, undergraduate registered Cornell student organizations may apply for co-sponsorships to support student-led initiatives. The contact person for the project must be a registered Cornell student. The organization must also show they are requesting funds from other entities on campus. Organizations may apply every other year. To obtain an application and budget worksheet, please contact Sue Parker.
    • Learn how to get your group funding through the Student Activities Funding Commission.
    • If your organization is planning an event consistent with the mission of the Women’s Resource Center, consider the Women’s Resource Center Co-Sponsorship Fund.
    • The CUTonight Funding Commission provides event-oriented funding to student organizations for innovative late-night programs.