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Cornell University Greek Awards and Scholarships

Cornell Tradition Fellowships are awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to work and service. Approximately 500 fellowships are awarded each year. Fellowships include the possibility of a $4,000 loan replacement, $3,500 support account, wage subsidy, and other financial benefits. Current Cornell students, who were not chosen as entering freshmen to be in the Tradition program, may apply in the spring of their freshman/sophomore/junior year to be admitted into the program at the beginning of the next academic year. Specific fraternity or sorority Tradition Fellowships may already be filled by current house members. However, Greek-affiliated students are still eligible to receive other open Tradition fellowships.
The John S. Dyson Citizenship Award was established in 2001 in honor of Trustee Emeritus John S. Dyson ’65, a distinguished Cornell University alumnus of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, who has shown an outstanding commitment to the fraternity and sorority system. Since his undergraduate years, John has demonstrated true dedication and tremendous generosity toward fostering a fraternity and sorority experience that continues to enrich students’ lives. The award is given annually as a part of the A.D. White Leadership Conference to a student within the Cornell University fraternity and sorority community who has exemplified exceptional leadership within the Greek community, and who has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, philanthropy, scholarship, and citizenship.