Scholarships Merit-based
Cornell University

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

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7395 USD
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


There are a number of grants and scholarships available to Cornell undergraduate students. Keep in mind that:

No merit aid or athletic scholarships are awarded at Cornell; all grant aid is need-based.

There is no minimum or maximum amount of gift aid that can be awarded.

 Outside scholarships replace loan or work components of the aid package, but do not reduce the parent contribution.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $7,395

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is available to U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens who are currently enrolled and have a parent or guardian who died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Applicable programmes


The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. For the 2023–24 award year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024), the maximum Federal Pell Grant award will be $7,395.

For any 2023–24 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2023, and before Oct. 1, 2024, the statutory maximum award amount of $7,395 is reduced by 5.7 percent ($421.51), resulting in a maximum award of $6,973.49.


  • Meet Federal and Cornell Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements.
  • You are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant because your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) exceeds the maximum requirement for the Pell Grant, but you meet all other Pell Grant eligibility requirements.
  • Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/01.
  • You were under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Scholarship requirements




United States


226 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

You should start by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. You will have to fill out the FAFSA form every year that you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid.

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