Student Alia Jones wins prestigious scholarship award for fourth time and has already made her mark in contributions to a unique Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit highlighting the shared history of Native and African Americans.

Cornell University has awarded the Winnick Family Foundation Scholarship for 2009-2010 to student Alia Jones, Class of 2010. This is the fourth award received by Ms. Jones from the Foundation.

Said David J. Skorton, president of Cornell: “Scholarship support is critical to ensuring that Cornell’s doors remain open to bright and deserving students regardless of their financial circumstances. It is the dedication of friends like the Winnick Family that allow students like Alia Jones to continue their studies at Cornell.”

Said Foundation founder Gary Winnick: “We are delighted to support Alia as she moves through Cornell. She is majoring in cultural anthropology and worked this year as a museum intern with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She is already ‘making history’ as a contributor to the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. This unique historical exhibit, booked by regional museums across the country in a schedule that extends well into 2012, presents historical and contemporary stories of peoples and communities in U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, and the northern coast of South America.”

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