The Cornell Tradition

The Cornell Tradition, an alumni-supported program that recognizes and rewards outstanding undergraduates, is a contemporary expression of the founders' vision. The program awards 500 fellowships each year to Cornell students who demonstrate significant work experience, a commitment to campus and/or community service, and academic achievement.

Cornell Tradition Fellows contributed over 54,000 hours of work and over 38,000 hours of service to the campus, local, and home communities in the 2014-2015 year alone.