Scholarship Program

Photo: Students in Carnegie Library

The Our Time Has Come Scholarship Program creates possibility for Black and Latino students at Syracuse University. To date, over 1,500 scholarships have been awarded. For the academic year 2020-2021, 82 scholarships were awarded to 74 recipients. We have fourteen students that are part of the program but are not recipients of a scholarship. So, we have a total of 89 participants in the program.

In 1987, the Office of Multicultural Advancement announced the launch of the first Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholarship Campaign to raise $1 million to establish endowed scholarships, primarily for African American and Latino students. Under the leadership of chair David Bing ’66, the campaign raised $1.2 million. Through the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations, seven endowed scholarships were established.

On November 6, 1996, a new five-year campaign was officially launched. The goal of the Our Time Has Come Campaign, Phase II, was to raise an additional $2.2 million. Phase II was part of Syracuse University’s $300 million Commitment to Learning Campaign. At the conclusion of this campaign, on December 31, 2000, $3.1 million had been raised in donations and pledges.

To make an online gift to the scholarship fund, please go to our giving page.