Syracuse University

Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources


Syracuse University is committed to increasing the numbers of graduate students from populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education and offers a number of resources to eligible students. Please explore the list below to see what opportunity might be best fit for you, and then discuss your interest directly with your academic department.

  • The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities
    These awards are made annually to two minority students who wish to enroll in the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program and pursue a newspaper career. Only students who have majored in subjects other than journalism at the undergraduate level are eligible.
  • Turner Diversity Fellowship
    This fellowship funds two Newhouse students who are U.S. citizens from underrepresented groups pursuing a master's degree in the areas of advertising, media management, broadcast journalism, television, radio, and film, or new media. Awardees receive a fully funded master's degree from Newhouse and are guaranteed a position with Turner Broadcasting upon graduation.
  • School of Education "high-needs" fields scholarship for teaching programs in science, math, special education, literacy, and rehabilitation counseling
    This scholarship offers graduate students in these areas up to one third of the cost of tuition. The scholarships are available to all qualified full-time master's students and part-time master's students who are Syracuse City School District employees.
  • Snow Fellowships in Nonprofit Management
    Public Administration annually awards the John Ben Snow and Vernon Snow Fellowships in Nonprofit Management to two qualified, entering M.P.A. students seeking careers in nonprofit management. Funding includes a stipend, accompanied by a 40-credit tuition scholarship. Application deadline is February 1.
  • Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowships
    The Academy for Educational Development sponsors graduate fellowships to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to enter careers in public policy and international service. Applicants who are PPIA fellows and are admitted to Syracuse University receive a full-tuition scholarship covering as many as 40 credits and mandatory fees. Fellows are able to complete the M.P.A. or M.A. in international relations in 16 or 12 months, respectively. For further information, contact the Public Administration Program, 215 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 13244-1090, USA.
  • The Lois & Martin Whitman Graduate Scholarship Fund
    provides scholarship and financial assistance to African American or Latino students who enroll in a graduate program in the Whitman School of Management.

    Some of the additional opportunities (Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship, S.U. African American Fellowship, GEM - National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. and S.U. STEM Fellowship) were described above. Click here to return to those Fellowship details. You should also review the section on external funding for additional opportunities; please click here.