Syracuse University

Syracuse University Scholarships

Academic Merit

Syracuse University awards academic scholarships to eligible students based on the student's admission application. Selection is by the Admissions Committee and eligibility is based on a student's academic credentials, performance on standardized tests, class rank, portfolio or audition results (if relevant), community and extracurricular involvement, and overall citizenship and character.

Syracuse University offers Founders', Chancellor's and Dean's merit scholarships to entering freshmen. These scholarships may be used to pay up to $12,000 of tuition costs. Syracuse University offers merit scholarships up to $6,000 for transfer students.

Students who receive a University-funded scholarship beginning with the fall 2007 semester, must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75. In addition, all students must complete at least 12 credits per semester to continue to be eligible to receive University-funded scholarships. However, students will need to take an average of 15 credits each semester to graduate in four years.

Students have three semesters to meet the GPA requirement. If a recipient's GPA falls below the required GPA, a University-funded scholarship will not be renewed. Scholarships are renewed annually and are dependent upon the length of the student's program and status (year in school) at the time of admission to Syracuse.

Academic scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need. To be considered for an academic scholarship or to have it renewed, students do not have to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CSS/PROFILE, or any other application.