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Recorded Remembrance Scholarship Information Session

By Melissa Welshans | Dec 7, 2023

Did you miss the information session about this year’s Remembrance Scholarship application process? You can view a recording of the Zoom session here:  You can also review the presented PowerPoint via this link: If you have questions about the application process or would like to speak with a current Remembrance Scholar, please email…

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University Named Gilman Scholarship Top Producer

By Melissa Welshans | Nov 13, 2023

Syracuse University has been named a Gilman Scholarship Top Producer for the 2021-22 academic year in the medium institution category. In that application cycle, 24 University students received and used the award to fund study abroad experiences. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers study abroad awards of up to $5,000 to undergraduate students in good standing…

CFSA Welcomes “New” Full-time Scholarship Advisor, Adam Crowley

By Melissa Welshans | Jul 28, 2023

CFSA is pleased to share that, as of July 1, Adam Crowley is our newest full time scholarship advisor! Adam, who received his J.D. from Syracuse University’s College of Law in 2010, brings four years of scholarship advising experience from his previous role as an advisor in the Renée Crown University Honors Program–a position that…

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Luis Weierbach Named 2023 Tillman Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Jun 28, 2023

Luis “Lu” Weierbach, a law student at Syracuse University College of Law, was selected as a 2023 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Lu is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected from thousands of applicants this year. According to the Tillman Foundation’s website, Scholars have “a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a…

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Chance Baggett Named 2024 Astronaut Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | May 26, 2023

Chance Baggett, a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying physics and mathematics and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, has been named a 2023-24 Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts, the foundation awards scholarships to students in their junior or senior year…

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

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, and Mitchell 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.











Upcoming Events

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december 2023

01dec2:00 pm3:00 pmRemembrance Scholarship In Person Information Session

05dec4:00 pm5:00 pmRemembrance Scholarship Virtual Information Session

07dec3:00 pm4:00 pmVirtual Summer STEM Research Opportunities for Undergrads

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