The Alex Strait Memorial Travel Scholarship
Terry and Marlyse Strait established the Alex Strait Memorial Travel Fund in their son’s memory. Alex, a member of the class of 2005, was a biochemistry and molecular biology major who valued his off-campus experiences. His family wishes to support off-campus study that provides a unique view of the world, is a true hands-on learning experience, and contributes to future successes in science.
If you are a Cornell student majoring in biology or biochemistry and molecular biology, you may be eligible for the Alex Strait Memorial Scholarship. The International Studies Oversight Committee (ISOC) determines if the Alex Strait Memorial Scholarship is the appropriate funding source and the award amount based off of your scholarship application materials.
The ISOC considers the following criteria when determining your eligibility:
- You are a Cornell student majoring in biology or biochemistry and molecular biology
- You plan to study off-campus
- Your are in good academic standing
- The cost of the trip
Students participating in off-campus internships sponsored by the Berry Career Institute, Dimensions, or the Cornell Fellows program are not eligible. If you have received a Class of ’55 Award, you are not eligible. If you have previously received the Alex Strait Memorial Scholarship, you are not eligible.
Make sure to review the registration process for studying off-campus.