Cornell Financial Assistance Programs

Merit Scholarships:

Merit scholarships and awards are awarded to first-year and transfer* students. Scholarships and awards are only awarded to students in their matriculation year to Cornell College. Students with merit-based scholarships and/or awards, either academic or fine arts, must maintain the renewal criteria listed below. Please contact the Admission Office for specific scholarship amounts.

If a student forfeits a scholarship or an award, s/he will NOT be awarded a different scholarship or award, though eligible students may be awarded additional need-based aid. A student will not be awarded an additional award or have a scholarship upgraded based upon her/his academic performance at the college. Grades earned at another college do not apply toward the GPA renewal requirement, i.e., only grades earned at Cornell are applicable.

Note: Scholarship amounts may be adjusted for students living with parent(s). Contact the Admission Office for specific amounts.

*Transfer students who enter with junior status may retain their scholarship/award for a maximum of 18 terms, 2 years, or until graduation, whichever occurs first; sophomore status, a maximum of 27 terms, 3 years, or until graduation, whichever occurs first; first-year status, a maximum of 31 terms, 3 1/2 years, or until graduation, whichever occurs first.

General scholarship guidelines

As of Jan. 1, 2013, academic and fine arts scholarships are renewable annually if you make satisfactory academic progress, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. 

There is no probationary period for the above mentioned scholarships. 

 

Academic Scholarships

GPA

William Fletcher King Scholarship

2.00

Samuel Fellows Scholarship

2.00

Trustee Scholarship

2.00

National Excellence Scholarship

2.00

Presidential Scholarship

2.00

Dean’s Scholarship

2.00

Armstrong Multicultural Scholarship

2.00

Bowman United Methodist Scholarship

2.00

Academic and Community Enrichment (ACE) Scholarship

2.00

Helms

2.00

Music Scholarships**

GPA

Trustee Scholarship

2.00

Dean’s Music Scholarship

2.00

5K Music Scholarship

2.00

WFK Music Scholarship

2.00

Theatre Scholarships**

GPA

Trustee Scholarship

2.00

Dean’s Theatre Scholarship

2.00

WFK Theatre Scholarship

2.00

Art Scholarships**

GPA

Buzza Art Scholarship

2.00

Awards**

GPA

Dungan Music Award

2.00

Art Award

2.00

Theatre Award

2.00

Methodist Servant Award

2.00

Keeler Award

2.00

**Additional performance criteria are also required. Please contact the Art, Music, or Theatre departments for renewal criteria.