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Beginning in the fall of 2022, all Say Yes Syracuse eligible students attending State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) colleges that have a…

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Say Yes Syracuse Partners Announce $20 Million Grant to Scholarship Fund

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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