The CALS Alumni Association Academic Enrichment Program fosters the educational goals of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) undergraduate and graduate students by providing financial support for activities that complement and enhance each student’s academic experience at Cornell and for which funding is often not available. Grants are also available for program and department activities that are not fully funded and which enrich the populations they serve. The project which receives funding should advance the mission of the college and enhance the professional goals and academic experiences of each applicant.
The Kathryn J. Boor Experiential Learning Fund was established in 2017 by Scott Braunstein '86 and Lisa Braunstein to help supplement the academic enrichment program.
The Committee may elect to fund either a portion or the total amount of an applicant’s request. Types of enrichment support may include the following:
- Attending leadership and professional development programs, conferences and/or other curriculum or professionally enhancing experiences
- Travel and/or supplies related to academic work, research or internship experiences
- Internship experience – summer, winter break, spring break, or in-semester
- Academic research
- Events or extension activities that foster engagement with CALS and/or educate constituency groups
CALS is a community dedicated to discovery, teaching, and translation of knowledge with public purpose.
NOTE: The grants are only awarded in the spring and the fall, and students will not receive an award for the spring term until mid April, and for the fall term not until end of November. There is limited funding and not all students are chosen to receive an award.