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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…

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Ryan St. Jean Named 2024 Pickering Fellow

By Melissa Welshans | Dec 18, 2023

Ryan St. Jean ’24, an international relations major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2024 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow. He is one of only 45 recipients chosen from hundreds of applicants from around the nation for this prestigious honor. Funded by…

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Iona Volynets Named a 2024 Marshall Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Dec 15, 2023

Iona Volynets, a senior majoring in history and international relations in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2024 Marshall Scholar. Founded in 1953, the Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree at an institution in the United Kingdom in…

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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…

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

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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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