Honoring Teachers through Scholarships for Students

Established in 1989, STAR (Special Teachers Are Recognized) Scholarships celebrate the influential role high school teachers play in the success of Cornell’s Merrill Presidential Scholars. Scholarships will be named in honor of the outstanding teachers recognized by the 2011 Merrill Presidential Scholars and will be awarded to Cornell students with financial need from the scholar’s high school or hometown. The late Donald Berens ’47 and his wife, Margi Berens ’47, conceived of and sponsored the STAR program. Additional support comes from the William Knox Holt Foundation through the assistance of George Malti ’61, JD ’63, a director of the foundation, and the Cornell Alumni Association of Central New York.

For more information on the STAR Program, contact:

Sue Parker
311 Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-8201 
(607) 255-7595