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Three Syracuse University Students Named 2024 Tillman Scholars

By Melissa Welshans | Jul 1, 2024

Three exceptional Syracuse University student veterans-Benetta Dousuah G’25, Jude Akpunku, and Zahra Johnson G’25-were recognized as 2024 Tillman Scholars by the Pat Tillman Foundation. The award unites and empowers remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Dousuah, Akpunku and Johnson were…

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Angelina Lim ’25 Named a 2024 Beinecke Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Jun 12, 2024

Angelina Lim ’25, a film major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), has been named a recipient of a 2024 Beinecke Scholarship. Lim is the fourth Beinecke Scholar in Syracuse University’s history. The award provides graduate funding and mentorship for juniors in the arts, humanities or social sciences. The Beinecke Scholarship seeks…

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Julia Fancher Named a 2024-25 Astronaut Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Jun 6, 2024

Julia Fancher, a rising junior majoring in physics and mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, has been named a 2024-25 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…

Two Students Selected for Prestigious Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

By Melissa Welshans | May 9, 2024

Two Syracuse University students have been named as student cultural ambassadors through the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute program. They are Keona Bukhari-Adams ’27, a psychology and neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Adalys Sanchez ’26, an earth sciences major and women and gender studies minor in the College of…

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Record Number Receive Awards Through Fulbright U.S. Student Program

By Melissa Welshans | May 6, 2024

Fourteen Syracuse University students and alumni have been named as 2024 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five students were also chosen as alternates. This is the largest number of U.S. Student Fulbright recipients that Syracuse University has had in one year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a range of awards that include…

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

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July 2024

22jul(jul 22)9:00 am26(jul 26)4:00 pmNSF GRFP Virtual Writing Bootcamp

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National Recognitions

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