Outside Scholarships

Many students are being notified of scholarships and/or tuition benefits from outside private and non-profit institutions, corporations, or organizations.  The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment is the clearinghouse for these funds. Award notifications, certifications, and consent forms must be submitted to our office.

  • Students are required to provide written consent to release information to third-party organizations. Please complete and return the Consent to Release Student Information Form to the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment

Outside scholarships or tuition benefits will reduce the starting loan and work component of a student's financial aid package. These funds can also be used to replace Cornell's standard student contribution. If all of the starting loan and work in your financial aid offer is canceled and your student contribution has been replaced, any remaining funds will reduce your Cornell Grant aid dollar for dollar.

Scholarship checks received by our office will be divided equally between fall and spring semesters unless otherwise indicated in writing by the donor.  It’s important to notify the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment of any outside scholarships you receive, so the appropriate adjustments can be made.

All scholarship checks should be sent directly to:

Cornell University

Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment

Scholarship Division

P.O. Box 752

Ithaca, NY 14851

Please do not send photocopies of checks to this address 

The list below can help you start your search for outside scholarships: