Accelerator Scholars Program for First-Generation Dyson and Nolan Undergrads

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The Accelerator Scholars program is a collaborative initiative with generous support from our founding corporate partner, KKR.

The Accelerator Scholars program provides enhanced support, resources, and opportunities for first-generation Dyson and Nolan undergraduate students to further their success at Cornell.

In addition to cohort-wide activities and events, Accelerator Scholars are organized in Mentor Pods: 3 Accelerator Scholars (first-years, sophomores, transfers) + 1 Mentor (juniors, seniors) + 1 KKR Mentor.

2023-2024 Inaugural Cohort:

48 Dyson Accelerator Scholars – 15 Dyson Mentors
21 Nolan Accelerator Scholars – 7 Nolan Mentors

Accelerator Scholars, Mentors, KKR Staff, and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Staff

Program Includes:

  • Lunch and Learn workshops
  • Monthly Mentor Pod meetings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career trek to NYC
  • Cohort special events
  • Monthly Mentor meetings with KKR Mentors

2023-2024 Accelerator Scholar Mentors

  • Barry Adames, Dyson School ’25
  • John Joshua Bernardino, Dyson School ’25
  • Omar Caraballo, Nolan School ’25
  • Gaby Carmona, Dyson School ’25
  • Daniela Cerrato, Dyson School ’24
  • Christian Deleg, Dyson School ’25
  • Josh Figueroa, Dyson School ’24
  • Elena Guo, Dyson School ’25
  • Brandon Huynh, Nolan School ’24
  • Chayil Hyland, Nolan School ’25
  • Talha Islam, Dyson School ’24
  • Valerie Kan, Nolan School ’24
  • Willson Liu, Dyson School ’25
  • Tiffany Luo, Nolan School ’25
  • Pratham Patel, Nolan School ’25
  • Daniil Pavlenko, Dyson School ’24
  • Haley Qin, Dyson School ’25
  • Keylin Saldana, Dyson School ’25
  • Edward Vargas, Dyson School ’25
  • Evan Wei, Nolan School ’25
  • Kaylee Yin, Dyson School ’25
  • Raymond Yuan Li, Dyson School ’24

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Program Announcement: Cornell SC Johnson College of Business To Launch Program with KKR

The Accelerator Scholars Program offers a comprehensive four-year curriculum intended to provide enhanced support, resources, and opportunities to help bolster first-gen students’ skill set and experience.

READ OUR PROGRAM ANNOUCEMENT


Student inquiries can be directed to:

Patty Gabriel, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
pag245@cornell.edu

Dr. Jennifer Majka, The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
jmm528@cornell.edu

Victor Younger, The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration
vby3@cornell.edu

Corporate inquiries can be directed to:
Peter Krieger, External Relations
pk286@cornell.edu

*Cornell defines first-generation as students who come from a family in which neither of their parents or guardians has obtained a four-year college degree. Learn more about Cornell first-generation and low-income student support.