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10 Students/Alumni Receive Fulbright Awards to Teach, Research and Study Around the World

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 27, 2022

Ten Syracuse University students/alumni have been named as 2022 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Four students were also chosen as alternates. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a range of awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries. The 2022 recipients are: Gretchen Coleman, a senior political…

Students and Alumna Earn National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 21, 2022

Four Syracuse University students have been awarded prestigious graduate research fellowships through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and two students were recognized with Honorable Mentions. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. The five-year fellowship includes three years…

portrait of a white woman on the left with brown hair and an orange tshirt smiling. On the right is a blue background with the text "Emma Liptrap 2022 NOAA-Hollings Scholar" and an orange S at the bottom

Sophomore Emma Liptrap Named a 2022 NOAA-Hollings Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 13, 2022

Liptrap, a sophomore civil engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, is a recipient of a 2022 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, which will help support her studies. Named for Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings of South Carolina,…

Left image is a closeup of Madison Tyler, a brown-skinned woman with short hair, a headband, and a white tshirt underneath a black spaghetti strap top. To the right is a blue square that reads "Madison Tyler 2022 Beinecke Scholar." Beneath the text on the blue side is a Syracuse Orange S.

Junior Madison Tyler Named Beinecke Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 13, 2022

Madison Tyler ’23, a junior double major in African American studies and English (film and screen studies track) in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a recipient of a 2022 Beinecke Scholarship. A Coronat Scholar and member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Tyler is the third Beinecke Scholar in Syracuse…

4 Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 7, 2022

Four Syracuse University students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. The program supports students who demonstrate involvement…

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

14oct2:00 pm3:00 pmCritical Language Scholarship Information Session

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