Dear Class of 1961,

Hello! My name is Allyson Beiersdorf and Iím a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. I come from a very rural part of Pennsylvania, so moving to Ithaca has been quite the change! However, I am extremely glad that I did make the change, and that your scholarship is helping me to do so. I want to sincerely thank you for the opportunity you have you given me to come here. As Iím sure you know, Cornell has countless opportunities to take advantage of Ė I canít wait to continue exploring them!

For example, just in the few short weeks that Iíve been here, Iíve been able to start taking horseback riding lessons, which is something Iíve always wanted to do. In terms of academics, Iím interested in studying the relationship between psychology and linguistics: I want to help break down some of the barriers between people around the world.

Thank you again for choosing me to receive your scholarship. I truly appreciate it, and I will continue to work hard and make sure your generosity is well-spent.

Allyson Beiersdorf
Class of 2021