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​Diversity Resources for Graduate Student Aid

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 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.

School of Education High-Needs Fields Scholarship

This scholarship offers graduate students in teaching programs in science, math, special education, literacy, and rehabilitation counseling 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.

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowships

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit organization that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in graduate studies in public policy and international affairs, and public service for over 40 years. The Maxwell School offers admitted M.P.A., M.A. in international relations, M.P.A./M.A. in international relations dual degree, and M.A. in public diplomacy and global communications applicants who have successfully completed a PPIA Junior Summer Institute program a minimum 50% tuition scholarship. Contact the Maxwell Graduate Enrollment Office for more information at

The Lois & Martin Whitman Graduate Scholarship Fund

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. Check out these  fellowship details and review the section on external funding  for additional opportunities.