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.

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.

Free Virtual FAFSA Completion Events Offered

NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association and NYS Higher Education Services Corporation are offering free online assistance to students completing the 2021-2022 college financial aid forms.

Sign Up Now for Free Virtual SAT Prep Workshops

This fall’s Syracuse University SAT Prep workshops will be held virtually, but will still be available for free to all Syracuse-area high school students.

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 Joins Forces with CNY Community Foundation

Beginning July 1, the Central New York Community Foundation will assume the governance of Say Yes scholarships and personnel from Say Yes to Education, Inc.


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