If you are a first-year student and have Cornell alumni in your family (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents), you may be eligible for our $2,000 Legacy Award.

Legacy Award eligibility requirements

Steps to eligibility 
Complete your admissions application and be admitted to Cornell College.
Do you have Cornell graduates in your family (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.)? If yes, great! You are eligible. Make sure to note your alumni relationships on your admissions application.

Legacy Award renewal

As long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress your award will be renewed through your senior year at Cornell.

Get started

What do you do next? If you haven't completed your Cornell application, yet, start that as soon as possible. If you have completed your application, great! Good luck!