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News & Stories

Watch this Channel 9 video as they interview Say Yes Syracuse Executive Director, Ahmeed Turner, about full-tuition scholarships!

As our Say Yes College Partners return to in-person campus learning environments for the Fall 2021 semester, Say Yes Syracuse will be reinstituting its student responsibilities, found here. Say Yes…

Say Yes Syracuse recently released its 2019-2020 Report Card to demonstrate the positive impact the program is having on Syracuse City School District students.

Say Yes alumnus, Aarick Knighton, credits his scholarship with “changing the trajectory of his life.”

We are pleased to announce that beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, the SUNY/CUNY Opportunity Grant amount is increased to $3,000 per year.

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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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