Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants
- Achiever Scholarship
The Admissions Committee gives merit-based scholarship consideration to undergraduate transfer students who apply for admission to their first bachelor’s degree. These scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need. Scholarships are tuition-only awards.
- The Haudenosaunee Promise at the College of Professional Studies
The Promise scholarships are reserved for admitted, qualified, first-year and transfer students studying part-time through the College of Professional Studies who are certified citizens of one of the historic Haudenosaunee nations. Qualified students receive financial assistance equal to the cost of tuition, and mandatory fees for each year of part-time undergraduate study.
- Skuse Family Scholarship
Beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the Skuse Family Scholarship will be awarded to part-time undergraduate students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies, with preference given to non-residential and/or post-traditional students who demonstrate financial need.
- Our Time Has Come Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship and financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies with preference given to members of an underrepresented group at Syracuse University, as part of the University’s interest in promoting the educational benefits of a diverse student body. Learn more about the Our Time Has Come scholarship.
The following scholarships are available to current undergraduate students. Eligible students will be either selected and notified or invited to apply each year (typically in the spring term) for awards available the following fall/spring. Unless otherwise noted, all scholarships are tuition-only awards, covering the balance of tuition not covered by another source.
- Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship
- Hortence Cochrane Scholarship
- Distant Drums Scholarship
- Lois Otten Scholarship
- Levi L. Smith Scholarship
- Eta Pi Upsilon Scholarship
- Women of University Community (WUC) Scholarship
- SU Alumnae Club Scholarship
- Lauren E. Vasquez Scholars
Given to a College of Professional Studies undergraduate student who is studying a mental health-related field.
- Eli Harris Scholars
Given to a College of Professional Studies undergraduate student who is studying music or a related field.
Parents Attending University College
The College of Professional Studies Child Care Grant is a need-based grant available to undergraduate, part-time students enrolled through the College of Professional Studies who have submitted an application each term and meet the eligibility criteria. Grant amounts are calculated based on the number of hours a student is physically in class (not online) per week and the number of children in childcare that are under the age of twelve.
Veterans, Active Service Members & Families
You can earn an undergraduate degree from a distinguished university, and you can do it while you are serving your country in the military. The College of Professional Studies has developed a program especially for active duty service members. It combines flexible course formats with scholarship incentives that place a Syracuse University degree within your reach.
Outside Scholarships & Grant Sources
Other limited scholarships are available through government agencies, private organizations, business, civic and social groups. Eligibility for these scholarships varies and is determined by the sponsors of each program.
Syracuse University Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Syracuse University’s main campus office of Financial Aid and Scholarship programs is a source for additional scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.
The web is also a good source of information on scholarship opportunities. Online scholarship search services include