Cornell Proud to Lead Latest Class of ‘Say Yes’ Partners
Source Newsroom: Cornell University
Newswise — This morning, Cornell University is among a group of 11 higher education institutions joining forces with Say Yes to Education Inc., a national non-profit that helps children in urban school districts go to college and partners with institutions that pledge free tuition to eligible students. Joining George Weiss, the money manager who founded Say Yes to Education, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a longtime supporter of the program, for the announcement in Washington DC today is Cornell Vice Provost Barbara Knuth.
“Cornell University is committed to providing higher education access for academically talented students from all socioeconomic backgrounds
“Partnering with Say Yes enables us to make our generous need-based financial aid policies and strong academic programs visible to students in some of the nation’s lowest-income school districts who might otherwise be unaware of their opportunities to enroll at Cornell or similar schools.
“I applaud the efforts of Say Yes to expand and support the academic aspirations of the many talented students in these school districts.”
Media note: Vice Provost Knuth is in Washington DC, and is available for interviews on site or by telephone.
For more information, go to www.sayyestoeducation.org.