Awards for the The New York State Grange Cornell Fund are made to students in any class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Selection is based on character, scholastic record, and need for financial assistance. Preference is given to farm-reared students whose families are Grange members. Preference is also given to students who transfer from an Agricultural and Technical College of the State University of New York. Applicants must have filed a Cornell Financial Aid application, and determined to be financial aid eligible.
The New York State Grange was founded in 1873. There are more than 150 local Granges in New York State with a total membership of over 4,000. The Grange is primarily found in rural communities, however some may be found within the limits of the State’s cities. A community where citizens know each other and communicate on a regular basis will run smoothly and work for the total benefit of the community as a whole.