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Syracuse University Again Named Fulbright Top Producing Institution

By Melissa Welshans | Feb 15, 2023

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on Feb. 10 named Syracuse University a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. students. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program cohort. Ten students from Syracuse University were selected…

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Maggie Sardino Named a 2023 Marshall Scholar

By Melissa Welshans | Dec 14, 2022

Maggie Sardino, a senior majoring in writing and rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences and citizenship and civic engagement in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been named a 2023 Marshall Scholar. Founded in 1953, the Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree…

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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…

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

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July 2024

22jul(jul 22)9:00 am26(jul 26)4:00 pmNSF GRFP Virtual Writing Bootcamp

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National Recognitions

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