Outside Scholarships

Scholarships or tuition benefits from outside private and non-profit institutions or organizations are another way to help finance your undergraduate education.

Important to Note:

Outside scholarships or tuition benefits will reduce the self-help component (loans and work-study) of your financial aid package, but will not reduce the family contribution. If all the self-help support in your award is cancelled, in some cases, the Cornell grant aid may need to be reduced or cancelled as well. However, if your Cornell grant is reduced due to an outside scholarship, we can reimburse some or all of these funds if you have additional education expenses that would otherwise be awarded in loan.

Scholarship checks received by our office will be divided equally between fall and spring semesters, unless otherwise indicated in writing by the donor. It’s important to notify the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment of any outside scholarships you receive, so the appropriate adjustments can be made. Scholarship checks should be sent to:

Cornell University
Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Scholarship Division
P.O. Box 752
Ithaca, NY 14851

The list below can help you start your search for outside scholarships: