In 2011-12, over $450,000 of outside scholarships were received by Cornell College students. When a student receives an outside scholarship, Cornell College does not typically reduce gift aid, though the amount of and the ability to renew the outside scholarship are reviewed in relation to the college's need based gift award. Guidance counselors, financial organizations, churches, civic groups, or employers can help identify these awards. A good starting point is The National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators homepage at www.finaid.org.
Outside scholarships you receive will not be credited to your student account until Cornell receives the check from the awarding agency. Cornell does not replace funding in subsequent years for scholarships that are non-renewable.
The Financial Assistance Office at Cornell does receive some outside scholarship notifications in our office. You are welcome to come into our office to review the opportunities at any time.
Cornell receives a variety of scholarship opportunities from a variety of different sources. Please feel free to review the outside scholarship opportunities that we have received online.
United Methodist students attending Cornell may qualify for scholarship opportunities through the National Methodist Foundation or through the State organization. Please review the scholarship opportunities available for United Methodist students.
Here are some other valuable resources found on the World Wide Web:
Scholarships.com is a reputable scholarship and financial aid information website. At scholarship.com they compare students' individual talents, abilities, and interests to relevant scholarship opportunities in their database. They provide this service at no charge.
SRN Express is a free Web version of the Scholarship Resource Network database. The SRN database focuses on portable, private-sector, non-need based financial assistance. Its award listings contain more detailed information than can be found in most scholarship databases and scholarship listing books.
Search ExPAN Scholarship Search is a free Web version of the College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database. The College Board's database contains listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships and other types of financial assistance programs.
FinAid is a free comprehensive Web site of financial assistance resources sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
This site offers a large, searchable database of scholarship opportunities. There are scholarship opportunities for high school students as well as current college students.
Contact Pam Perry in the Office of Financial Assistance to answer any questions you may have.