Scholarships Awarded by Syracuse University

Merit-based scholarships (money that does not need to be repaid) for undergraduate students are awarded by the Admissions Committee to recognize academic achievement regardless of financial need. These scholarships are based on:

  • Academic credentials
  • Performance on standardized tests
  • Class rank
  • Portfolio or audition results (if relevant)
  • Community and extracurricular involvement
  • Overall citizenship and character

Read the requirements to renew merit-based academic scholarships.


Scholarships Awarded by Outside Sources

Searching for scholarships from outside sources? Check out the scholarship listing and join the Scholarship Listserv to have scholarship notices sent to your email address.

Non-University (Outside) Scholarships

Federal regulations require the University to take into account all aid resources when determining your eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, you must report all scholarships and grants that you receive from sources other than Syracuse University.

Your MySlice Financial Aid To Do List will be updated in June with an Educational Resource Form that you can use to report any outside scholarships/grants.

Non-Syracuse University scholarships, awards, or grants may be used to fill any unmet need, or reduce federal loans or work-study awards.

Students who receive a tuition benefit based on a parent’s employment will have their need-based Syracuse University Grant reduced by the amount of that tuition benefit.