Update to Advising Appointments for Fall 20

While one of our advisors is present in our office each day during University business hours, we are conducting most advising appointments virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. To schedule an appointment with a CFSA advisor, please email cfsa@syr.edu or call 315-443-2759

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Brie Flewelling ’21, Recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Shares Florence Study Abroad Experience

By Melissa Welshans | Oct 30, 2020

Brienna (Brie) Flewelling, a communications design major and museum studies minor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, attended Syracuse Abroad’s Florence program in Spring 2020 with financial support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship— a scholarship that offers generous financial support to federal Pell Grant recipients studying abroad. Brie learned about the…

Record-Breaking 50 Syracuse Students and Alumni Submit Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Award

By Melissa Welshans | Oct 16, 2020

On Tuesday, October 13th, 50 Syracuse University students and alumni submitted applications for the nationally competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. With five more applications submitted than last year, this marks the most applicants Syracuse University has ever had for this award! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for…

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Community Mourns Passing of Staff Member and Student Bridget Lawson

By Melissa Welshans | Oct 7, 2020

University Community Mourns Passing of Staff Member and Student Bridget Lawson The Syracuse University community is mourning the passing of Bridget Lawson, a dedicated staff member, friend, mentor and emerging scholar. For 20 years, Lawson was a fixture in many Syracuse University initiatives, academic opportunity services and organizations that benefitted diverse populations of students in…

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CFSA to Host Virtual NSF GRFP Writing Bootcamp Sept 14th-25th

By Melissa Welshans | Aug 31, 2020

CFSA will be hosting a virtual writing workshop for those applying to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The GRFP offers generous financial support (including a 3-year, $34,000 living stipend) to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing research-based master’s and Ph.D. programs in STEM and social science fields.…

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Laurel White Presents at 2020 Astronaut Scholars Technical Conference

By Melissa Welshans | Aug 27, 2020

Laurel White,  a senior physics major and mathematics minor in the College of Arts and Sciences and 2019 and 2020 recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship, recently participated in a virtual presentation of her research with her fellow recipients at the 2020 Virtual Astronaut Technical Conference, presented by the Michael Collins Family Professional Development Program. The…

What We Do

CFSA helps Syracuse University undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni apply for national scholarships and fellowships. These external awards provide funding and recognition across a range of disciplines and interests.

Interest Meetings

One-on-One Advising

Writing Workshops

Interview Preparation

Prestigious Fellowships Intent to Apply Form

Let us know if you intend to apply for a prestigious award by completing this form by July 1st. 

Institutional Endorsement

We require all Syracuse University students who are seeking institutional endorsement for the Marshall Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, or Luce Scholars Program to register with CFSA by June 1 and to complete an “Intent to Apply” form by July 1, detailing their record on leadership, service, academic accomplishments, and their rationale for the application.

A campus committee will meet in July to review these forms and select the students who will be endorsed by the University.  Students seeking CFSA’s support and assistance with applications to the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program, or the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program should also complete the form.  The “Intent to Apply” Form will open in late May and close on July 1st.











Upcoming Events

To request disability accommodations for any of the CFSA-hosted events below, please email cfsa@syr.edu

october 2020

02oct12:00 pm1:30 pmVirtual EventGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop

05oct11:00 am12:30 pmVirtual EventGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop (Copy)

09oct1:00 pm2:00 pmCritical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Virtual Information Session

16oct12:00 pm1:00 pmPPIA Junior Summer Institutes Information Session

23oct2:00 pm4:00 pmCLS Virtual Writing Workshop

28oct12:00 pm3:00 pm"I clicked submit!" Event

29oct3:00 pm5:00 pmCLS Virtual Writing Workshop (Copy)

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november 2020

12nov4:00 pm5:00 pmBoren Awards Virtual Information Session

20nov12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventSummer STEM Opportunities Information Session

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