Undergraduate Awards

Livestock Scholarship Award

The Cornell University Livestock Fund is an endowment established through $10 contributions from the sale of each Cornell Sheep Program blanket. The purpose of the fund is to recognize outstanding undergraduate students with an interest in domestic farm livestock that is demonstrated by work experiences, course program, academic performance, and activity in undergraduate student organizations.

Morrison Award

The Morrison Award is given in memory of Frank Morrison who was a leader in livestock nutrition research, and made tremendous impacts on the U.S. livestock industries through his work and chairmanship of the Department of Animal Science. The award is given each year to juniors and seniors majoring in Animal Science who have excelled in academics (3.5 and greater), research (Honors Program), and leadership roles in Animal Science undergraduate organizations.

American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

The American Society of Animal Science recognizes students who are enrolled in a four-year animal science curriculum, rank in the top 25% of their respective classes, and demonstrate leadership by participating in animal science and university activities. Names of the student recipients will be published in the Journal of Animal Science.

American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

Students must be enrolled in a four-year curriculum offered by a Department of Animal or Dairy Science. Students must be members of ADSA, active in a dairy science club and rank in the top 25% of their respective classes. This year's recipients received ADSA memberships with the financial support of the Department of Animal Science. Names of the recipients will be published in the Journal of Dairy Science.

The Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program

This program selects highly motivated students and provides them with the opportunity to conduct financially supported, faculty mentored research throughout their undergraduate years. Students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual interests through research in any area of study from the Humanities, to the Physical and Biological Sciences, Social Science to Engineering. Selected RCPRS students have demonstrated academic excellence in addition to personal characteristics necessary to becoming a great researcher. Participating in a world-class research community early in a student's career promotes academic growth and opens doors to the future.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Program

Since 1988, the Merrill Presidential Scholars Program has honored Cornell University’s most outstanding graduating seniors, while also recognizing the teachers who have played a significant role in ensuring their success. This unique program was created by the late Philip Merrill ’55 and is made possible through annual support from the Merrill Family Foundation. Cornell University is grateful to the Merrill family—Eleanor Merrill, Douglas Merrill ’89, MBA ’91, Catherine Merrill Williams ’91, and Nancy Merrill ’96—for their continued commitment to the Merrill Presidential Scholars program.