The Class of 1961 sponsors two scholarships for Cornell undergraduates:

                                                            The Michael Schwerner Memorial Scholarship

                                                            The Class of 1961 Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded on an annual basis prior to the start of each school year.  You will find on this webpage the criteria for awarding these scholarships as well as biographical information on the current recipients.   These two scholarship funds are very worthy causes and are deserving of generous support by all of our classmates.  Contributions can be made at the same time as payment of your annual class dues.

 

The Michael Schwerner Memorial Scholarship

                      Criteria:  A deserving undergraduate with demonstrated financial need, interested in civil rights.

                      Note!! - To learn more about Michael Schwerner and the efforts of the Class of 1961 to honor his memory, Click Here.

Current Recipient:                            

    Kwame Newton '17, Arts & Sciences

       Major: Government & American Studies

       Activities: Cornell in Washington, Cornell International Affairs Revue (President), Diplomacist (Associate Editor), Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity).
               
       Career Interests: Law School

       Read Kwame's Thank You letter.                                                          

The Class of 1961 Scholarship

                       Criteria:  A deserving undergraduate with demonstrated financial need.  First preference will be given to children of the Cornell Class of 1961 members.  Second preference will be for the grandchildren (1st generation and all future generations) of the Cornell Class of 1961 members.  In the event that neither of the above criteria can be met, the scholarship will be awarded to any student with need enrolled at Cornell University.  Students must tell the Office of Financial Aid that they are legacies

Current Recipient:   

    Michael McHale '20, Hotel Administration

    Read Michael's Thank You letter.