Updates for Spring 2021

Scheduling Appointments:

For the Spring 2021 semester, CFSA will continue conducting most appointments virtually during University business hours. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please email cfsa@syr.edu or call 315-443-2759.

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Alternative Success: Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Application Process Helps Rosa Calosso ‘G20 Gain Admission to Ph.D. Program, Develop Writing Skills

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 14, 2021

Rosa Calosso ‘G20 applied for the prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, with the assistance of CFSA’s assistant director, Melissa Welshans, in December 2020. Having received her master’s in science from the Cultural Foundations of Education program at Syracuse University, Rosa was applying to Ford at the same time as she was applying to Ph.D. programs…

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Sophomore Ellen Jorgensen Named a 2021 NOAA-Hollings Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 7, 2021

Jorgensen, a sophomore double major in earth sciences and environment, sustainability and policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, a Coronat Scholar and a member of Renée Crown University Honors Program, is a recipient of a 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which will help support her studies. Named…

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ECS Junior Alexander Metcalf Selected for 2021 Goldwater Scholarship

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 1, 2021

Alexander Metcalf, a junior aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected for the 2021 Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established…

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Young Research Fellows Program Seeking Applications from Undergraduates

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 17, 2021

The Young Research Fellows (YRF) program is currently seeking applications for its 2021-23 cohort. Young Research Fellows, guided by a faculty mentor, engage in two years of group mentoring in early research and creative inquiry development and have access to up to $7,000 in funding toward research expenses upon submission of approved budgets. The YRF…

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Six Syracuse University Students Selected as Recipients and 3 as Alternates for the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 16, 2021

Six Syracuse University students have been selected as recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship, through which they will immerse themselves in intensive language study this summer. Additionally, three students were named as alternates. The recipients and the languages they will study are: Courtney Blankenship, a first-year master’s degree student in international relations in the Maxwell…

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

april 2021

09apr12:00 pm1:00 pmInternational Teaching and Service Opportunities Post-Graduation Info Session

23apr12:00 pm1:00 pmSchwarzman Scholars Information Session

30apr2:00 pm3:00 pmFulbright U.S. Student Program Virtual Information Session

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may 2021

13may12:00 pm1:00 pmFulbright U.S. Student Program Virtual Information Session

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