The McWethy Program provides support for academic enrichment opportunities for students interested in economics, business, or public policy. Working in conjunction with faculty, the McWethy Program helps students find extraordinary opportunities for extending their learning beyond the classroom.

Off-Campus Study

The McWethy Program provides support for Cornell courses taught off-campus, both overseas and within the country. In recent years students have traveled to Japan, Argentina, Dallas, Chicago, and other locations. Read more

Independent Study

The McWethy Program provides financial support for student-centered scholarship, including independent study projects designed by students with support from faculty sponsors. One student group studied the H1N1 flu emergency, and visited Washington, D.C. to meet with policy experts. Read more

Distinguished Visitors

A key goal of the McWethy Program is to bring business leaders, scholars and policy experts directly into the classroom. Cornell’s One Course at Time format makes scheduling simple, and students often interact with visiting professionals for hours or even several days. Read more


To respond to rapidly growing student interest in entrepreneurship, the McWethy Program supports the teaching of entrepreneurship courses, and provides  sponsors Enactus, a nationally-based student organization that implements entrepreneurial projects. Read more

Participation in Conferences and Seminars

The McWethy Program is committed to funding student participation in conferences and seminars that are of an academic or professional nature.  Read more

Student-Faculty Research

Cornell has a long tradition of meaningful student-faculty research usually conducted during the summer months. Faculty members approach these projects as mentors in a collaborative, educational process, generally working with students on an individual basis. Read more