Alumni gift supports doctoral students in the humanities
A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Zhu Family Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities will recognize and support a select group of high-potential graduate students in their fourth or fifth years, enabling them to focus on their research and complete their dissertations, free from teaching obligations.
“Our humanities graduate students are curious, creative and passionate, conducting vital research that engages with the complexity of our rapidly changing world,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences. “We are grateful to the Zhu family for their gift responding to the pressing need to position these emerging scholars for success at Cornell and beyond.”