Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes supports students (and their families) on the path to high school graduation — with a goal of their being prepared for a post-secondary education, and able to afford its expense.

My Say Yes Story: Will Schofield-Broadbent

Will is currently studying Conservation Biology at SUNY ESF. Check out his story!

Award Minimum Changes Start Fall 2022

All eligible students attending SUNY/CUNY schools will be awarded a minimum of $1,000 up to the cost of full tuition if not fully covered by Federal Pell or NYS TAP grants.

Say Yes Success Story: Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev attended SUNY Oswego and now works as an invoice specialist at Arcadis.

2020-2021 Say Yes Syracuse Report Card Released

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2020-2021 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 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.


All the latest on Say Yes Syracuse in the news.

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, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion