Cornell has a long history of generations of families attending the college. That tradition of a Cornell education is something to be proud of, and to help encourage it, Cornell has announced that it will give $2,000 in special financial assistance to alumni children and grandchildren who are admitted to the college starting with the 2014-15 academic year. The award is in addition to any other merit or need-based financial aid they receive. “The legacy award celebrates a family tradition of attending Cornell College,” said Colleen Murphy, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission.
Alumnus earns legal advocacy fellowship
When Eli Wade-Scott ’10 graduates from Harvard Law School in May he’ll be using his law degree to make a difference in the world. Wade-Scott has been awarded a two-year Skadden Fellowship advocating for low-income tenants in Cook County, Ill., whose health is threatened by their landlords’ poor building upkeep. He’ll work directly with renters in Cook County and also collaborate with community organizers and medical providers. Wade-Scott, who was a young trustee from 2010-13, is one of 28 fellows selected for 2014. The Skadden Fellowship offers young lawyers a two-year position working in the public interest. It has been described as a legal version of the Peace Corps, and offers a salary and benefits to its fellows. Since its founding in 1988 it has placed more than 700 fellows.