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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,…

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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…

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Juniors Cordiana Cozier, Matthew Cufari and Ellen Jorgensen Named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 31, 2022

Three Syracuse University juniors-Cordiana Cozier, Matthew Cufari and Ellen Jorgensen-have been selected for the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States. This is the first time Syracuse University has had three scholars selected in one year. Cozier is a chemistry major in…

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Maggie Sardino Receives Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program Award

By Melissa Welshans | Mar 11, 2022

Maggie Sardino, a junior writing and rhetoric major in the College of Arts and Sciences and citizenship and civic engagement major in the Maxwell School, has been   selected as a recipient of a 2022 award through the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. The program funds U.S. students to undertake advanced research projects in a wide…

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. 

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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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