x

Scholarships

Say Yes Syracuse provides scholarships to eligible graduates of Syracuse City School District to receive full-tuition scholarships to a range of nearly 100 public and private colleges and universities that are members of the Say Yes Higher Education Compact.

How It Works

Over 100 Say Yes’ private college and university partners are located in 21 states and the District of Columbia, and offer the organization’s students a broad array of academic opportunities and campus experiences, from small liberal arts colleges to big research universities.

Am I Eligible?

Students graduating from a Syracuse City School District High Schools are eligible for the financial aid guarantee of the Say Yes to Education program if they meet certain criteria.

Students may be considered for eligibility if they do not meet the eligibility criteria but they have extenuating circumstances.

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

How To Apply

Looking to apply for a Say Yes Scholarship? Say Yes students must apply and be admitted to a Say Yes Higher Education Compact college to be considered for a Say Yes Scholarship. Say Yes students must attend the college full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester unless otherwise indicated by the college or university) to be eligible for a Say Yes Scholarship.

Our Higher Ed Partners

Say Yes students have the opportunity to receive scholarships to colleges and other post-secondary institutions, whether two-year, four-year or vocational – public or private.

Where We Work

States With Private College Partners

Community Chapters

Cohort Chapters

Maine

  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
    Bowdoin College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Bowdoin will treat the Say Yes Choice Grant as an outside scholarship that will first be applied to reduce any work in the student’s financial aid package. Contact Bowdoin for details.

  • Colby College

North Carolina

  • Bennett College
  • Davidson College
    Davidson College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Davidson for further details.

  • Duke University
    Duke University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books. Duke will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Contact Duke for details.

  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • John Wesley University
  • Salem College
  • Wake Forest University

Massachusetts

  • Boston University
    Boston University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.

  • Harvard University
    Harvard University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Harvard for details.

  • Lesley University
    Lesley University

    1 Say Yes Scholarship available yearly.  Contact Lesley for details.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northeastern University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Tufts University
    Tufts University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Tufts for details.

  • Wellesley College
    Wellesley College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Wellesley for details.

  • Williams College

Rhode Island

California

Minnesota

  • Carleton College
    Carleton College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Carleton for details.

New York

Colorado

  • Colorado College
    Colorado College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Colorado College for details.

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Dartmouth for details.

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

  • Drexel University
    Drexel University

    5 Say Yes Scholarships available yearly. Contact Drexel for details.

  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin & Marshall College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Franklin & Marshall for details.

  • Lehigh University
  • Lycoming College
    Lycoming College

    Will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Lycoming for details.

  • Muhlenberg College
  • Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Swarthmore will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Contact Swarthmore for details.

  • University of Pennsylvania

Washington DC

Connecticut

  • Goodwin College
  • Trinity College
  • Wesleyan University
    Wesleyan University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Wesleyan for details.

  • Yale University

Illinois

Tennessee

  • Rhodes College
    Rhodes College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rhodes for details.

  • Sewanee – University of the South
    Sewanee – University of the South

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Sewanee for details.

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Vanderbilt for details.

Texas

  • Rice University
    Rice University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rice for details.

  • Texas Christian University

Syracuse

Financial Aid Help

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by all eligible Say Yes to Education scholars seeking funds from Say Yes to Education. Learn more about how to complete your application.

Resources

Want more information about other scholarship and grant opportunities, how to apply to college and more? Check out our scholarship resources section.

FAQs

Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Maecenas sed diam eget risus varius blandit sit amet non magna.

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.