Thank you for
Last year we Brought Cornell Home to our local students by collecting $18,630 for our scholarship fund. Six local students received scholarships totaling $19,261. This year, recognizing that two of our students are avid sailors (and one almost made it to the Olympics), we are asking you to help Sail Our Students to Success by contributing to our scholarship fund. Our target for this year is $18,000.
Every gift, small or large, impacts the availability of money for our students from Sarasota-Manatee who are attending Cornell and who demonstrate need for financial assistance.
Here are some comments from some recent scholarship recipients:
To learn more about the amazing students who are currently attending Cornell, view the presentation (CCSM Members only, please log in first) that was shown at our January 2024 luncheon where we honored our local students and their parents/guardians.
To donate by check:
To donate electronically, click the donate button below to take you directly to Cornell's giving site for our fund; please check to see if your company will match:
Your tax-deductible gift qualifies you for Class and Cornell Annual Fund credit as well as applicable matching gift programs. Cornell University is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
How Our Fund Works
The Cornell Club of Sarasota-Manatee Scholarship Fund is an endowed scholarship fund, administered by Cornell and used to supplement the financial aid given to our local students. Cornell collects the gifts and designates them for local students, decides how to invest the money and how much money is paid out each year, and determines which local students receive the money. Cornell gives over $333M in aid each year and approximately half of all students receive some sort of financial aid. The mean amount given is $45,000.
Cornell manages endowed funds like ours to last in perpetuity. To this end, each year Cornell allocates a percentage to determine that year’s payout amount. Below are the numbers for our fund: