Say Yes Syracuse

We understand that you are concerned about the upcoming academic year regarding COVID-19. Click the COVID-19 button below to learn how to manage your scholarship during this crisis.

Opportunity Grant Increases Fall 2021

Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, the SUNY/CUNY Opportunity Grant amount is increased to $3,000 per year.

New Mentorship Program Will Keep Talent in CNY

In the coming weeks, Believe in Syracuse will launch a brand new mentorship program that will benefit our region in not one, not two, but in three(!) big ways.

Several Say Yes Partner Colleges Make U.S. News & World Report's Best List

Several of our Say Yes partner colleges, including schools within the SUNY network, were ranked in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges in America list.


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.

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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