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Applying for Admission

The application process for the 2019 Summer Scholar program opened on October 17, 2018.  The application deadline will be December 15, 2018. Admission decisions will be communicated to applicants by February 15, 2018.

Please note, international applicants must currently study full time at a US institution, and hold a valid F1 or J1 visa both at the time of application and during the program dates, June 3 - August 9, 2019. Our Program cannot sponsor visas at this time.

A complete application must include:

  • Application form
    The application form opened on October 17. On-line application form available at https://cornellfsssp.com. Applicants will need to create an applicant account, and can return to the application at any time up until it is submitted.
  • Personal Statement
    A one page summary of your educational program objectives and your long-range professional goals. Describe research, educational and personal experiences that you consider relevant to your career goals. Please prepare in PDF format.
  • Transcripts
    We require transcripts from each college or university you have attended. Unofficial transcripts or a PDF copy of official transcripts are acceptable.  
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Use as respondents individuals who can make the most meaningful comments about your qualifications for a career in your chosen field of study. At least two reference letters (but no more than three) should be submitted via the application portal, directly by your recommenders.
  • Resume
    A resume should include: academic and professional honors, work experience, volunteer experience, leadership experience. Please prepare in PDF format.

The application and supporting documents must be submitted electronically by the December 15 application deadline, late materials will not be accepted. If you have questions or concerns related to the application process, please contact Marin Cherry, Program Coordinator, at summerscholars@cornell.edu.