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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…

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Truman Scholarship Finalist, Gretchen Coleman ’22, Addresses Voter Apathy Through Civic Education

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 5, 2021

Syracuse University junior Gretchen Coleman ’22, a 2021 Truman Scholarship finalist,  was recently featured in SU News where she discusses her voting initiative  Ballot Z, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to broadening youth voting in her home state of Illinois. To read more about Gretchen and Ballot Z, Follow this link: https://www.syracuse.edu/stories/gretchen-coleman-voter-engagement/  

Laura Marsolek ’13 G’15, Former Fulbright ETA and Luce Scholar, Featured in PBS “PostCard” Series

By Melissa Welshans | Feb 23, 2021

Laura Marsolek, who holds a BA in Fine Arts (2013) and an MA in Italian Renaissance Art History (2015), was recently featured on the PBS series “Postcards” discussing her expertise in jewelry making and her knowledge of global art histories. Marsolek was also a Fulbright ETA to Kosovo and a Luce Scholar. Watch the video…

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

september 2021

03sep12:00 pm1:00 pmNSF GRFP Information Session

03sep2:00 pm4:00 pmFulbright In-Person Writing Workshop

07sep1:00 pm3:00 pmFulbright In-Person Writing Workshop

23sep12:30 pm2:00 pmGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop

29sep2:00 pm3:30 pmGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop (Virtual)

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october 2021

01oct12:00 pm1:30 pmGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop

04oct11:00 am12:30 pmGilman Scholarship Writing Workshop (Virtual)

08oct1:00 pm2:00 pmVirtual Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program Information Session

15oct1:00 pm2:00 pmPPIA Junior Summer Institutes Information Session (Virtual)

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november 2021

05nov1:00 pm2:00 pmVirtual Summer STEM Research Opportunities for Undergrads

09nov4:00 pm5:00 pmBoren Awards Virtual Information Session

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