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As a first-generation college student, saying yes is the one thing that has allowed me to achieve my goals and has opened many doors for me.

The Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced that the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), also known as the Better FAFSA, will open by December 31, 2023.

Up-and-coming Ph.D. candidate Rob Rioux reflects on his time from high school to now.

The Baldanza Fellowship program is dedicated to recruiting, developing and retaining underrepresented teachers into Syracuse area K-12 schools.

“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 Syracuse Partners Announce $20 Million Grant to Scholarship Fund

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Representatives from the Say Yes Syracuse community partnership have announced a $20 million grant from a New York State economic development initiative that will enable the partners to fully fund the Say Yes Syracuse Scholarship endowment.

When combined with $10 million already raised by the community partnership from private and public donations, for a total of $30 million, the fund is intended to send every qualifying graduate of the Syracuse City Schools to an in-state public college or university, tuition-free, in perpetuity. Syracuse becomes the first of Say Yes’ community-wide chapters to reach that milestone.

Read about the announcement from Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney here

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