Students from Puerto Rico Can Get Free Semester at Cornell - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Students from Puerto Rico Can Get Free Semester at Cornell

by Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University is offering a free semester of study for up to 58 students from Puerto Rico’s main public university system.

The University of Puerto Rico is operating at partial strength as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

Cornell President Martha Pollack says the offer of free tuition, room and board this spring is a way to help students and university officials in Puerto Rico during a difficult time.

Qualified students can take Cornell courses, earn credits, live with Cornell students and receive an official Cornell transcript.

Students from Puerto Rico will be responsible for transportation costs, books and living expenses such as laundry and off-campus meals.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Mentoring Emphasized at TIAA Institute Women’s Leadership Forum The importance of making an impact on higher education and creating pipelines for diverse talent were salient topics at the TIAA Institute Women’s Leadership Forum held on Thursday in New York City. Women of color will often face obstacles at inst...
Who Are These Diversity Officers? In 2011, I was arrested for civil disobedience in front of the U.S. Senate, fighting for immigrant rights. While I was being arrested, children of undocumented parents visited senators with heart-shaped cookies asking them to take action on keeping f...
CDOs Encouraged to Forge Relationships with CFOs The importance of collaborative partnerships across the institution, especially between chief diversity officers (CDOs) and chief financial officers (CFOs), was among the topics of conversation during a recent two-day, equity and inclusion retreat fo...
UNC Pembroke Awarded $1.1M to Support American Indian School Administrators The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) School of Education recently received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of American Indian administrators in the state’s public school districts with ...
Semantic Tags: