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Frank H.T. Rhodes Cornell Tradition Endowment

In Spring of 2017, The Cornell Tradition was permanently endowed with a donation from Atlantic Philanthropies (AP). In addition to supporting the operating costs of the program, they also have established the Frank H.T. Rhodes Cornell Tradition Endowment to support Cornell Tradition Fellows in international service experiences. FUNDING IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT TRADITION FELLOWS!!

Check out how students have used Rhodes funding to sponsor their trips.

This funding is available during Winter and Summer breaks. This funding will be for a standalone experience and cannot be used to supplement support account funds.

Freshmen will be eligible to apply for the winter funding only. 

Graduating Seniors can apply to use the funding in the summer after graduation. 


  1. Winter break-students could apply for up to $2,000 for an approved international service experience
  2. Summer-students could apply for up to $5,000 for an approved international service experience


  1. Application-students apply through standard application process. AP funding applications must be completed by October 15th for winter and April 1st for summer applications. Students will fill out all of the standard information including the expanded budget information. Students will write to Suzanne Horning for additional application materials to be completed by the stated deadline as well. Additional application materials will also include information about expectations post-experience.
  2. Committee Review-Committee will review all applications for who should be chosen.
  3. Student will be notified of decision including funding amount.
  4. Students will need to meet post-experience deadline for materials.


Winter break-minimum of 3 weeks service experience up to $2000.

Summer-minimum of 3 weeks for service (total amount variable depending on length of experience), up to $5000.

In good standing with the program at time of application and through completion of experience, including successfully completing the re-application.

All materials completed on time and thoroughly.

Please email for details.