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5 Students Receive Prestigious Critical Language Scholarship

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 17, 2024

Five Syracuse University students have been selected as recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), through which they will immerse themselves in intensive language study this summer. The recipients and the languages they will study are: Christian Bevilacqua ’24, a social studies education and geography major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, College of…

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Record Five Syracuse University Students Selected for Prestigious 2024 Goldwater Scholarship

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 3, 2024

Five Syracuse University students have been selected for the 2024 Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. This is the first time Syracuse has had five students selected for the cohort and the third consecutive year the University has had at least three scholars selected…

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University’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Ready to Relaunch

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 6, 2024

In 1916, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society was established on the Syracuse University campus, the 16th chapter in the nation at the time. The society, the nation’s oldest and most selective, is unique in that it comprises both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, making it a good fit for Syracuse. In 2014,…

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University Named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for US Students for Second Consecutive Year

By Melissa Welshans | Feb 22, 2024

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has named Syracuse University a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program cohort. Eleven students from the University were selected for Fulbright…

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Save the Date: Fulbright Day March 20th!

By Melissa Welshans | Feb 9, 2024

CFSA and the Office of Research are partnering this semester to hold Fulbright Day, an event designed to introduce the campus community to the range of opportunities funded through Fulbright, a U.S. government international academic exchange program that partners with more than 160 countries. Attendees can learn about Fulbright opportunities available to faculty, students, alumni…

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. 

You can read more about CFSA in this SU News story. 

Interest Meetings

One-on-One Advising

Writing Workshops

Interview Preparation

Institutional Endorsement

We require all Syracuse University students who are seeking institutional endorsement for the Marshall Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship 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, the Luce 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.

Prestigious Fellowships Intent to Apply Form

Let us know if you intend to apply for a prestigious award (those listed under "Institutional Endorsement" above) by completing this form by July 1st. 

Upcoming Events

To request disability accommodations for any of the CFSA-hosted events below, please email

april 2024

26apr1:00 pm2:00 pmFulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

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may 2024

03may12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventVirtual Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

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National Recognitions

Badge that reads Fulbright Top Producer U.S. Student Program 2023-2024
Fulbright logo (blue ombre circle with white lines that intersect to look like an F) with the text above and below reading "Fulbright U.S. student program top producer 2022-2023"
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Fulbright Program logo of blue ombre circle surrounded by the text "Fulbright Program Top Producer Student Program"