Academic Scholarship Opportunities
Your application for admission to Cornell also serves as your academic scholarship application. Please refer to our first-year admission dates for information on priority consideration for scholarships and other deadlines. You will be informed of any academic scholarship awards at the time of admission.
Eligibility for many of our academic scholarships is based on your rank among our pool of admitted students. We determine your rank based on a number of factors, including your academic record, college entrance exam scores, personal essays and interviews, and recommendations.
Some scholarships place a greater weighting on service, involvement, or other criteria as noted below.
Academic scholarships and awards are renewable annually if you make satisfactory academic progress, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
For questions about academic scholarships, please contact your admissions counselor.
William Fletcher King Scholarship: Full tuition
Eligibility: Top five percent of admitted students
Samuel Fellows Scholarship: $22,000
Eligibility: Top 10 percent of admitted students
Trustee Scholarship: $21,000
Eligibility: Top 15 percent of admitted students
National Excellence Scholarship: $18,000
Eligibility: National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Recognition scholarship finalists
Presidential Scholarship: $18,000
Eligibility: Top 25 percent of admitted students
Dean’s Scholarship: $16,000
Eligibility: Top one-third of admitted students
Richard Keeler Award: $15,000
Eligibility: Strong record of scholastic achievement and involvement
Frank Armstrong Scholarship: $16,000 - Full tuition
Eligibility: Minority students with strong record of scholastic achievement and involvement
Edgar Helms Servant
Leadership Scholarship: $16,000 - Full tuition
Eligibility: Strong scholastic achievement, capacity for intellectual growth, commitment to service, and personal character
Academic and Community Enrichment (ACE) Scholarship: $10,000
Eligibility: Strong scholastic achievement, leadership and service
Eligibility: Strong scholastic achievement, service to others, and involvement in the United Methodist Church