Cornell alumni, parents, and friends gave a total of nearly $22 million in endowed scholarships to boost the university’s financial aid and strengthen its commitment to “… any person … any study.”
The scholarships created early last year as part of the recently completed endowed scholarship challenge are already benefiting several students. For two of them, in particular, the scholarships came at crucial times.
A scholarship from the Cornell Club of Oregon—together with other financial aid—helped to open opportunities in agricultural education for Conor McCabe '18.
Scholarships from generous donors make it possible for Sofia Villacreses '19 to reach higher in her education—at Cornell—than she’d thought possible.
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Receiving the John E. and Elaine Meed Alexander Scholarship motivates Kylie Long '19 to excel in her two majors, biology and philosophy.
She played many roles, on and off the stage, for the university community. She leaves behind a legacy of service, generosity, and good humor at Cornell.
Christine Jasmin ’18 says the Constance A. Wheary and Joy Youtz Scholarship, given to first-generation students from New York City, gives her the time and freedom to explore the broad educational offerings that drew her to Cornell.
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When Rod and Karen Gancas, together with their children Robyn ’08 and Jonathan ’14, looked for causes to support as a family, Cornell scholarship was at the top of the list. Their new endowed scholarship will be awarded to a student at the School of Hotel Administration in fall 2018.