Say Yes to Education Syracuse

Get a jump on your college career this summer! Apply to the Summer Success Academy and earn college credits, get acclimated to college life, and be prepared to start the Fall 2017 semester ready to go! Click the events button below to apply!

FAFSA application now open!

Get help completing the FAFSA application at any Syracuse City School District High School! Local College Financial Aid advisers will be on hand to help families complete the application.

Registration now open for FREE SAT Prep courses!

Syracuse University in partnership with 100 Black Men and Say Yes to Education will once again offer FREE SAT Prep courses!

Say Yes Scholar featured in 2016 annual report

Say Yes Scholar Keasya Hudgins was featured in the Central New York Community Foundation's 2016 annual report! Keasya is a graduate or Buffalo State University of New York.

2017 Summer Success Academy at Onondaga Community College

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 3 – August 3, 2017


When combined with the comprehensive and integrated support services offered by the Say Yes Syracuse partnership, the “last dollar” tuition scholarships offered through the nonprofit organization to public and private colleges and universities are intended to have a positive impact on the lives of the community’s next generation.

Now accepting applications!


In taking the measure of the geographic sweep of the Say Yes Higher Education Compact, Say Yes partnered with Southwest Airlines. Southwest makes available a limited number of vouchers covering the full cost of a round-trip airline ticket that Say Yes Scholars, and an accompanying adult, to visit the campuses of its member institutions.


Our cross governance and strategic partnerships continue to positively impact Syracuse City School District students.


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Events & Workshops

Information on events and workshops hosted by Say Yes Syracuse and our partners near you.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes or have questions about scholarships? We invite you to reach out to and learn more about how you can get involved.