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Matt Cufari Named as a 2022-23 Astronaut Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | May 26, 2022

Matt Cufari, a senior physics major in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), a computer science major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, a Coronat Scholar and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, has been named 2022-23 Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Founded by the Mercury…

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Meghan Root selected as NCAA Jim McKay Scholar

By Jolynn Parker | May 26, 2022

Syracuse’s Meghan Root and Marco Salas of Arizona State each will receive a $10,000 Jim McKay Scholarship, awarded by the NCAA to college athletes who demonstrate achievement in sports communication or public relations or hope to contribute to the field. Root, a forward on the Syracuse women’s soccer team, graduated with a degree in public relations this…

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CFSA Featured in SU News!

By Melissa Welshans | May 19, 2022

CFSA staff Jolynn Parker, Melissa Welshans, and Adam Crowley were recently interviewed for a story with SU News! To learn more about CFSA and their mission, read the full story here.

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Sasha Valitutti Selected as a 2022 SMART Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 28, 2022

Sasha Valitutti, a junior aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a recipient of a Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The award will fully fund her tuition for her remaining years of college; provide her with an annual stipend of…

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University Announces 2022-23 Remembrance Scholars

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 28, 2022

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2022-23 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships, now in their 33rd year, were founded as a tribute to-and means of remembering-the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Those students,…

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.











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october 2022

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