Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes helps Syracuse City School District and Syracuse charter school students and their families prepare for college and afford its expense, setting our next generation up for a successful future with financial independence.

Say Yes Alumni Spotlight - Xy’El Bradford

"Say Yes means having the opportunity to create a path of success and greatness for yourself, with lots of resources and people who are encouraging you to be the best you can be."

Say Yes Alumni Story - Yeisha Núñez-Denson

Corcoran High School 2009 alumna Yeisha Núñez-Denson is among the first students to utilize Say Yes Syracuse after it was established in 2008.

Say Yes Student Spotlight: Chidi Okereke

"Say Yes offers students the financial endorsement and opportunity to make a change in their life."

Lincoln University to Offer Matching Choice Grant Scholarships

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), announced that it will begin offering a $5,000 grant to match the Say Yes $5,000 Choice Grants.

2021-2022 Say Yes Report Card Released

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2021-2022 Report Card to demonstrate the positive outcomes that the program is having on Syracuse City School District students.


Say Yes Syracuse provides scholarships to eligible graduates of Syracuse City School District and Syracuse charter schools to receive full-tuition scholarships to a range of nearly 100 public and private college and university partners.

Now accepting applications!


Surround supports offered by partners of Say Yes Syracuse address the barriers that could prevent Syracuse City School District students from succeeding in school.


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 subscribe to our mailing list, set an appointment, or reach out to and learn more about how you can get involved.

Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

Dana Lyons-Canty, Officer, Scholarship and Student Support