Scholarship Application

Application for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. 

As part of the application process, an interview will be conducted. Only students awarded scholarships will be notified in writing in September 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Maria J. Lopez, assistant director of scholarship programs, Office of Multicultural Advancement at

The program offers eligible students leadership skills and mentorship by Syracuse University alumni and friends, in addition to a monetary scholarship. Our scholars are given an opportunity to enhance their Syracuse education. We provide encouragement, motivation, and support to students from all disciplines.

We are looking for students with a strong interest in volunteering, leadership training, and joining a supportive community of scholars.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be enrolled at Syracuse University. Scholarships are not awarded for  summer study
  • Have a current FAFSA on file*
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (the average GPA of scholarship recipients for 2020-21 is 3.5)

*Scholarships are based on need. In other words, you must have a need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid (based on your FAFSA). Once need is determined, awards are made based on academic merit.

All fields are required unless otherwise specified.

Main campus ( full-time students)

  • Application form
  • share the recommender forwith three people (two must be faculty or staff)

University College (part-time students)

  • Application form
  • share the recommender form  with three people (one must be from a supervisor. Example, employer or volunteer)

As part of the application process, an interview will be conducted.