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.


The Syracuse City School District has partnered with New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA) and New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to offer free...

Say Yes Syracuse Deadlines Announced

Students must adhere to hard and steadfast deadlines in order to receive Say Yes Syracuse scholarship awards.

Say Yes Opens Doors to Dreams — Mazaher Kaila

Syracuse University College of Law student Mazaher Kaila recently took a break from final exam preparation to reflect on how her life might have gone had her family stayed in its native Sudan.

Free SAT Prep Workshops for Students (9/22/2021)

SU is offering free, virtual SAT prep for Syracuse-area high school students in fall 2021!

Several Say Yes Partner Colleges Make U.S. News & World Report's Best List (9/15/2021)

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.


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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, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion