Cornell University is awarding $3.3 million in scholarship money to a student who served as the student coordinator for her students’ college scholarships.
The $3 million, awarded on Feb. 15, will go to a third-year student from Cornell’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
She will be named to the faculty.
The scholarship will be the largest in the school’s history and is part of a wider initiative to support graduate student leaders who work to improve the lives of students and their families, according to the university.
“It’s a very special moment for the University,” said Cornell President Jonathan Katz, in a statement.
“This award recognizes the work of a dedicated student leader who led her students on a mission to serve them and their classmates.”
The Cornell Alumni Association, the college’s alumni organization, was instrumental in the selection, said a statement on the Cornell Alumnus Association website.
The Cornell University Alumni Center in Ithaca, New York, where the $3 Million scholarship is being awarded, is shown on April 17, 2017.
The $3,000,000 scholarship will support the College of Social Sciences and the College’s College Alumni Services, the statement said.
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