Student Funding

We offer several opportunities for students to receive funding to finance their global health experiences.

*Disclaimer: Keep in mind that external funding opportunities are available throughout the University and beyond, however each student is solely responsible for finding them.

We do offer limited funding through travel awards granted by the Cornell Global Health Program, especially for those pursuing the Cornell Global Health Programs. These awards are distributed as needs-based awards, if you believe you may be eligible feel free to contact anyone on the Global Health team.

Human Ecology Summer Research Stipends for CHE students and faculty members for $4000

The Flora Rose Prize for CHE juniors and seniors for $750 for those with outstanding records of leadership accomplishments in public service.

The Florence Halpern Award for CHE juniors and seniors for $750 for those with an outstanding record of supervised fieldwork or community service that demonstrates innovative and effective models of social change.

Laureen Knutsen Scholarship for CHE Global Health Minor/Global and Publice Health Major students for $5000. Supports CHE students engaging in experiential learning with a focus on maternal and child health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Administered through the Global Health Program. Contact

Human Ecology Alumni Association Grants for CHE students. The grants are available for student use in furthering the three objectives of the College: research, teaching, and outreach. The HEAA expects with these grants to help further the awardees’ academic interests, research, outreach, career preparation, professional development, and commitment to public service. Examples of grant applications that might receive awards include but are not limited to: Independent research, Academic project, Service project, Community/extension application of course or research work, Travel and/or registration expenses to attend conferences to present student research or related work, Expenses related to summer coursework, not available at Cornell, but offered at other institutions. The HEAA grants can be used to pay for travel to get to and from the city where the internship is located. What the grant won’t cover is living expenses while there.

The Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowship: eligible to Cornell undergraduates for up to $1200.

Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant: eligible to Cornell sophomores for up to $5000.

Learning Strategies Center: eligible to Cornell undergraduates for tuition costs.

Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service: eligible to Cornell undergraduates and administered by the Global Health program.

Off-Campus Opportunity Fund (OCOF): eligible to Cornell undergraduates.
OCOF is a common application for students seeking financial support for off-campus experiences. OCOF is predominantly for short-term programs when financial aid is less available.

Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant (SASEG): eligible to Cornell freshman, sophomores and juniors for up to $3000.
The SASEG is designed to aid students to complete summer unpaid or minimally paid career-related experiences. It's meant to help students who would not be able to take on a summer career-related experience or would have a difficult time doing so. The funds are drawn from the Students Helping Students fund. Each college's career office will be reading their own students' applications, but the main administration of the grant will be coordinated by A&S Career Development.

Develop Your Own (DYO) Summer Internship Program for students with work-study.
The Develop Your Own (DYO) Summer Internship Program provides a summer subsidy for students with work-study funding to develop their own paid internships with nonprofit organizations or small for-profit companies. If all aspects of the DYO Program are satisfied, Cornell will reimburse the employer for a portion of the your wages: nonprofit employers receive up to 75% and for-profit employers receive up to 50% of your gross earnings.

Cornell Summer Fellowships: eligible to Cornell undergraduates.
Fellowships, like scholarships and grants, are financial aid awards that do not require repayment. They usually provide funding for one year and can apply to activities that take place either before or after college graduation. A few summer fellowship programs are also available.

Biology Summer Internship Funding (BioSIP): eligible to sophomore or junior biology majors for up to $3500.
BioSIP provides up to $3500 summer stipend to students working 30-40 hours a week for 8-10 weeks in a meaningful, unpaid (or nominally paid) internship that provides them with experience relevant to their career goals in science.

Latina/o Studies Research Grant: eligible to sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA.
Undergraduate research grants are available to students who wish to engage in research projects whose ultimate goal is to enhance the understanding and knowledge of the Latina/o experience in the United States. Preference is given to registered Latina/o Studies minors for these awards. Preference will be given to proposals for research projects that are to be conducted during the regular academic year, but proposals for intersession and summer research will be considered if the project can only be conducted during this period.

College of Arts & Sciences eligible to A&S students for up to $2500.
Funds to support student learning and engagement opportunities that provide a greater understanding of the world's peoples, cultures, economies and environments, and prepares graduates to work across borders to tackle the complex challenges of international citizenship in the 21st century.

The Breitenbach Innovation Fund for A&S students provides support to undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences pursuing unpaid or minimally paid summer internships in a start-up company or entrepreneurial venture. Application to Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant is also an application to this grant.

Eihorn for A&S students in the amount of $300.

Ruth Bierman Linnick '60 Memorial Travel Grant for female A&S students for $2000 provides funding to female College of Arts & Sciences sophomores and juniors with demonstrated financial need who wish to travel for pleasure, adventure, and exploration over the summer or winter breaks. The fund is not to be used to support travel as part of a study abroad program, internship, research project, conference, or any other academic or career focused endeavor (for excursions).

A&S African Experience Grant for A&S undergraduates for up to $2500, to help promote student participation in many of the international educational experiences provided by Cornell, and increase accessibility to programs not currently covered by Cornell financial aid, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the African Experience Travel Award. Undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences may apply for up to $2,500 to cover travel expenses for Cornell-sponsored programs in Africa that offer either academic credit or a structured internship experience.

Andrew W Mellon Student Research Grant for CALS students and CAS students with biology majors for $1000. Funds to support student research relating to ecological, environmental, and natural resources issues, broadly defined to include issues in biological, economic, social and agricultural areas.

Undergraduate Student Grants for CALS students:

  • CALS Charitable Trust for up to $1200.
  • Dextra Undergraduate Endowment Fund.
  • Jane E. Brody Undergraduate Research Award for up to $500.
  • Morley Student Research Grants for up to $1500.

Minority Research for CALS students for up to $500. Research funding for CALS students from underrepresented backgrounds is available for the academic year and summer. Average funding is $500. Rolling admissions until funds are exhausted.

The CALS Alumni Association Academic Enrichment Program for CALS students for up to $1000. Provides financial support for activities that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience at Cornell and for which funding is often not available. The project which receives funding should advance the mission of the college and enhance the professional goals and academic experiences of each applicant. Contact if you have questions.

Engineering Learning Initiatives Undergraduate Research Program for engineering students for $1000 to $4000 to support undergraduate research projects. Student and faculty applicants must identify each other and develop a research proposal together.

The College of Engineering may be able to provide funding for engineering related activities that are not funded by courses, academic departments, or faculty research.

International Experience Grants for ILR undergraduates and MILR students for $500 to $2000.


The Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students: $8000 for summer, $10,000 for a semester, $20,000 for a full year.

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals. This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships. Funding opportunities based on location, type, and scope of project.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding.

Cargill Global Scholars for first or second year students.