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CU Application Process

Important Dates

January 21, 2019             Deadline: Application due to the Fellowship Coordinator. See below for details.
February 2019 Cornell Endorsement Committee reviews applications and selects one applicant to be     endorsed to the Beinecke Foundation. Applicants are notified of endorsement decisions by the fellowship coordinator.
February 13, 2019 Foundation deadline for receipt of application material.
Mid-April 2019 Announcement of new Beinecke Scholars.
April 2019 Cornell Fellowships Reception for all endorsed applicants.

Application Process

Students’ applications must be processed and endorsed through the CCS fellowships office to be eligible for the competition.  Endorsement decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Application materials are available online. Call 607/255-6931 to schedule an appointment with the Fellowship Coordinator.

APPLICATION MATERIALS DUE to Fellowship Coordinator January 21, 2019

The Fellowship Coordinator will forward your application materials to the Cornell Endorsement Committee. Make sure that you read the fine print on the application forms and that you have filled in all the blanks as you would for the final submission. All materials must arrive to 103 Barnes Hall by 4:30 pm, January 21, 2019.

Submit to the Fellowship Coordinator:

  • Waivers and memoranda of understanding (available from Cornell fellowships office)
  • Application Form
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (1,000 words or less)
  • Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation

A complete application, due by the Foundation's February 13, 2019, receipt deadline, consists of:

  • Application Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Financial Data sheet