Scholarships and Awards
All Cornell scholarships are renewable. You will receive your first-year scholarship for four years as long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress. When you apply to Cornell, you are automatically considered for Cornell's first-year or transfer merit scholarships and awards, no additional materials are required. If you live off campus, your merit and/or fine art scholarships will be reduced proportionately.
Cornell scholarships and awards
|First-year scholarships and awards|
|Iowa Promise Scholarship||$30,000 +|
|Freeway Scholarship||$30,000 +|
|Community Enrichment Award||$21,000|
|Transfer merit scholarships|
|Iowa Promise Scholarship||$25,000|
Cornell celebrates the arts and offers a combined merit and talent scholarship to promising students who plan to pursue majors in art, music (major or minor), or theatre (including the B.F.A. in musical theatre). You must declare your interest to qualify for these scholarships by completing a Fine Arts Scholarship application in addition to applying for admission, and may qualify for a fine arts scholarship in one of the three areas.
|Fine Arts scholarships|
|Music Scholarship (major or minor)|
|Theatre and Dance Scholarship|
International merit scholarships
Merit scholarships for international students range from $10,000-$32,000 per year. International students are not eligible for federal aid.
Stackable awards are renewable for up to four years like our merit scholarships and awards, and may require additional steps beyond your application for admission and will be added to your merit scholarship.