Cornell Transforming Food Systems Fellows will work to create food systems that are sustainable, equitable, and health-promoting for people, animals, and the planet. They will learn from interdisciplinary faculty, engage in real-world learning opportunities, and receive specialized mentorship. Three fellows will receive tuition and stipend support toward a two-year Master of Public Health degree. Over a two-year period, Fellows will receive $44,000 in tuition scholarships and a $37,000 stipend (each year receiving $22,000 in tuition scholarships and an $18,500 stipend).
- Apply and be accepted to the Cornell MPH Program with a concentration in Food Systems & Health (only incoming students applying for the standard 2-year program are eligible)
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
- Qualify for one or more of the following categories:
- First-generation in your family to earn a four-year college degree
- Low-income or experiencing/experienced financial hardship (e.g., Federal Pell grant eligible, SNAP or WIC eligible, housing insecure)
- Underrepresented/underserved cultural, racial, ethnic, geographic (e.g., rural), or other identity group background.
- Underrepresented/underserved life experience (e.g., formerly incarcerated, single parent, military veteran, etc.)
- Apply to Cornell’s MPH Program via SOPHAS by February 1st for priority consideration
- Complete the supplementary Transforming Food Systems Fellowship Application by February 15th
- Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the MPH Program and Transforming Food Systems Fellowship by April 1st
- Accept MPH admission and Transforming Food Systems Fellowship offers by April 15th