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Couldn’t attend a Remembrance Info Session? Find the recording here!

By Melissa Welshans | Dec 5, 2022

CFSA held two information sessions featuring current Remembrance Scholars to share more information about the Remembrance Scholarship application process, and the duties of being a Scholar. If you were unable to attend a session but would like the information, you can view a recording of the Zoom session here:

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Remembrance Scholarship 2023-2024 Application Cycle is Now Open

By Melissa Welshans | Nov 21, 2022

Remembrance Scholarship 2023-2024 Application Cycle is Now Open! All Syracuse University students are invited to learn more about the Remembrance Scholarship. Students planning to graduate in December 2023 or May 2024 are invited to apply now for the 2023-24 cohort. The Remembrance Scholarship is one of the highest honors a Syracuse University student can receive.…

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Three Juniors Selected as Inaugural Voyager Scholars

By Melissa Welshans | Oct 7, 2022

Three Syracuse University students have been selected as recipients of the Voyager Scholarship: the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, a new award for juniors committed to public service funded by the Obama Foundation. The recipients are: Ka’ai Imaikalani I ’24 of Honolulu, Hawaii, a double major in international relations and policy studies in the Maxwell…

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Ph.D. Candidate Steven Harris Makes Research Progress and Gains Perspective with Fulbright Grant to Barbados

By Melissa Welshans | Aug 25, 2022

Steven Harris, a Ph.D. Candidate in SU’s Anthropology Department, was one of four SU students to receive a Fulbright U.S. Student program grant in Spring 2020. Due to pandemic-related delays, Steven finally made it to Barbados in early 2022, where he is now conducting research for his dissertation on metal artefacts found at Trents Plantation…

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Historic Number of Syracuse University Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Announced

By Melissa Welshans | Jun 29, 2022

Since 2017, Syracuse University has had the privilege of partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) as one of 16 university partners. Today, Anthony Ornelaz, a student in the Master of Fine Arts program through the college of arts and science is joined by three College of Law students, Natasha DeLeon, Amanda Higginson, and William…

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.











Upcoming Events

To request disability accommodations for any of the CFSA-hosted events below, please email

may 2023

05may12:00 pm1:00 pmFulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

19may12:00 pm1:00 pmFulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

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june 2023

05jun(jun 5)9:00 am09(jun 9)12:00 pmNSF GRFP Workshop

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