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Chance Baggett Named 2024 Astronaut Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | May 26, 2023

Chance Baggett, a rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying physics and mathematics and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, has been named a 2023-24 Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Founded by the Mercury 7 astronauts, the foundation awards scholarships to students in their junior or senior year…

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Gretchen Coleman ’22, Fulbright Study Grant Recipient to the UK, Discusses Voter ID Laws in the US and UK on the ‘’Cuse Conversations’ Podcast

By Melissa Welshans | May 5, 2023

Gretchen Coleman ’22 is currently pursuing a master’s degree in political science, democracy and elections at the University of Manchester through the support of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program study grant. As an undergraduate in political science and political philosophy, she researched voter ID laws in the U.S. Now, she’s shifting her focus to the…

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4 Maxwell School Juniors Will Participate in Highly Competitive Public Affairs Experiences This Summer

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 27, 2023

Four Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs / College of Arts and Sciences juniors have been selected to participate in highly competitive and prestigious public affairs experiences this summer. Isabella Brown and Madelin DeJesus Martinez, both policy studies majors, will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Alexandria Johnson, an international…

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10 Students and Alumni Will Teach Around the World Through Fulbright U.S. Student Program

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 25, 2023

Ten Syracuse University students/alumni have been named as 2023 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program funds a range of awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries. All of this year’s Syracuse recipients received teaching assistantships. The 2023 recipients are: Sarah Bennett ’20, G’22, a philosophy and…

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Iona Volynets Selected as 2023 Truman Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Apr 13, 2023

Syracuse University junior Iona Volynets has been named as a 2023 recipient of the Truman Scholarship. Volynets, of Washington, D.C., is a history and international relations major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences with a museum studies minor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a Coronat Scholar and a…

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

may 2024

03may12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual EventVirtual Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

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june 2024

10jun(jun 10)9:00 am14(jun 14)4:00 pmNSF GRFP Virtual Writing Bootcamp

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National Recognitions

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