Cornell Fellowships and Funding
Cornell funding is decided during the application process, but some outside fellowships have different application processes and deadlines. The following financial sources are some of the numerous opportunities to gain additional support. Also check the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(U.S. citizens and international students) This fellowship is awarded jointly by the department and Telluride Association
; a campus and national organization. The award includes room and board at Telluride House, plus a stipend of $19,000 with a partial tuition award (from CRP) for two years of residency in the M.R.P. program. Offered in alternate years. Students that are accepted into the CRP program will receive an application in February, which is due in March. The fellowship is awarded in April.
Cornell University Diversity Fellowships
(U.S. citizens) These special fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of Cornell's graduate student population and made available to the entering students on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To be considered for these awards, please submit a supplemental essay with your application that addresses how the following criteria apply to you: 1) a history of overcoming disadvantage; 2) first-generation college student; 3) raised in a single-parent household; 4) member of an underrepresented minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Black/African American, Mexican American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican, other Hispanic). These pay full tuition and fees each year and the department offers a partial GTRS assistantship stipend.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
(U.S. citizens) Funding for advanced training in foreign languages and area studies, including some Western European languages and areas, is available to entering and continuing students. You do not need to be proficient in a language to apply for this fellowship. Funding includes full tuition, health insurance, and full stipend. See the following websites for specific requirements and applications for each language as well as the application due dates (usually January or February). All programs except East Asia should be submitted to graduate field coordinator.
Southeast Asia Program
South Asia Program
Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES)
Latin American Studies Programs
East Asia Program
(submit directly to the program)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
(U.S. citizens and international students) World’s largest source of funding for women's graduate fellowships.
(U.S. citizens and international students) A free scholarship-searching service mostly for U.S. citizens with a few international fellowships.
Cornell Fellowship Database
(U.S. citizens and international students) This page contains information that the Graduate Fellowship office has accumulated about outside fellowships.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
(U.S. citizens and international students) Visit their financial aid website at www.nafsa.org/students.sec
or call them at (202) 462-4811 to hear a phone recording about financial aid. Ask for the “Recording on Financial Aid.” NAFSA can be reached by mail at 1307 New York Avenue NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005, or (202) 737-3699.
National Science Foundation
(U.S. citizens) The NSF offers graduate research fellowships including Women in Engineering and Computer and Information Science Awards. Applications for NSF Graduate Fellowships can also be www.fastlane.nsf.gov
National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
(U.S. citizens) Scholarships for women enrolled in a graduate program in historic preservation are available. Scholarships of $300 to $500 are awarded; the deadline to apply is in August. Contact the National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, Scholarship Committee, Nancy B. Cobos, President, 1475 Freetown Drive, Reston, VA 20191-2527.
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
(International students) Administers Muskie graduate fellowships for international students from several Eurasian counties.
for more information.
Institute of International Education
(International students) Visit their extremely helpful website at www.iie.org
or write to 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580, USA. The can also be reached by phone at (212) 883-8200 or by fax at (212) 984-5452.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
(International students) Terrific page on international student financial aid. www.edupass.org
For information on funding sources
, contact The Graduate School's Fellowships and Financial Aid Office
155 Caldwell Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2602