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Cornell Annual Fund Stories

Gifts to the Annual Fund enable talented students to earn a transformative Cornell education by providing financial aid and other support for their remarkable Cornell experience. Here are just a few of our current students who benefit from Annual Fund support.

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Larry Gibson '16

During his time on the Hill, made possible with a scholarship, Cornell has shaped Larry's life, while he makes an impact of his own. He is a member of SWAG, Scholars Working Ambitiously to Graduate, a peer-mentoring group focused on boosting the graduation rate of Cornell's African-American male students; a member of The Link, an alliance of minority groups working to promote community cohesion; and also a member of the Cornell men's track team. Larry believes that "without this scholarship there's no way I would be able to attend a school of this caliber."
Courtney Park '14

As she returns for her 4th year as an Architecture student, Courtney is grateful for all of the opportunities she has had access to at Cornell.  She sees the ongoing support of generous alumni, parents, and friends as a confidence booster that demonstrates the importance of investing in the future of students on campus.
Alisha Sojar '16

Without a scholarship, Alisha would not be at Cornell. In addition to attending classes here, she is able to take advantage of other experiences that make Cornell unique. Alisha is a member of the Cornell Big Red Raas dance team; participated in the Life Changing Labs summer program, which allowed her to experience working in a tech/business startup environment; and she has also been able to work directly with faculty. Best of all, she has met people that she wouldn't have met anywhere else.