Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2023
  • Winter 2024
  • Spring 2024
  • Summer 2024


William Horning


Opportunity Description

As part of OADI’s mission, eligible undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for a limited number of funds aimed at subsidizing opportunities that support academic, professional, or career goals through the OADI General Funding Process. OADI is focused on inclusion and achievement across the Cornell campus so students of all backgrounds excel at their academic and professional goals. OADI programs especially support low-income students, those who are the first in their families to achieve a college degree, under-represented students of color, and non-traditional students.

Who Can Apply?

Undergraduate students who are active participants in good standing with one or more of the following OADI programs.

  • New York State Arthur O. Eve EOP/HEOP
  • Pre Professional Programs (P3)
  • Posse
  • McNair Scholars
  • OADI Research Scholars
  • OADI Peer Mentor Program
  • Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP)
  • Veterans Student Program
  • Gates Scholars
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholars
  • Say Yes Scholars

Applications may also be considered from students who are not in the programs listed above, but who are active and engage regularly with the staff, events and activities within OADI. Please note, being engaged regularly with OADI is more than accessing the computer lab – these are students that are in regular attendance at OADI sponsored events such as the Tuesday Lunch Series.

All applicants must be:

  • Registered full-time undergraduate students (funds must be used while still registered as a full-time student)
  • In good standing with their College/School

What Experiences Can Be Funded?

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to support activities that enhance a students’ academic and career/professional goals, such as:

  • Domestic conference travel – priority will be given to students presenting at a conference 
  • Research opportunities that are unpaid, both off-campus and on-campus 
  • Internship support
  • Expenses related to professional and graduate school preparation or application 
  • Domestic and International travel for community-based and service-learning opportunities 

***Funding may not be used to cover tuition for programs or courses, nor can it be used to pay a salary for an unpaid internship or research opportunity.

How Much Money Can I Apply For?

OADI funds are intended to help subsidize a student's budget and should not be seen as an exclusive source of financing for their experience. 

The amounts below are the maximum threshold a student may receive based on funding availability and are not guaranteed amounts.

Length of Experience

Maximum Award

2-3 day / Conference Experience


7-14 days


14-20 days


21-28 days


29-35 days


35 or more days


What Are The Application Deadlines?

Funds are distributed through four applications processes:

Fall - September 28;
Winter - December 1;
Spring - March 1;
Summer - May 1. 

Access to the OADI General Funding Application will be made available for 2 weeks prior to these deadlines. For information or questions about deadlines and funding dates, please email