The Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) assists Syracuse University’s outstanding students and alumni with applications to nationally competitive scholarships that fund research abroad, graduate study, professional placements, and other opportunities. Recent graduates can be strong candidates for these opportunities because they have combined their Syracuse education with real-world experience. From planning to application, submission to interviews, we support alumni applications to awards including: Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, NSF GRFP, Luce, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Tillman, and others.

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Alumni and students report that working with CFSA staff on the application process helps them:

Cameron MacPherson, Mitchell Scholar

Cameron MacPherson, ’16, G’18; 2018 George J. Mitchell Scholar

  • Clarify their academic and professional goals
  • Discover meaningful post-graduate experiences
  • Articulate their accomplishments
  • Cultivate resilience
  • Embark on future opportunities with confidence and purpose



2017-2018 Awards Received

  • 10 Fulbright Awards
  • 1 Mitchell Scholarship
  • 2 Truman Scholarships
  • 1 Luce Scholar Award
  • 1 P. D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • 7 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  • 1 NOAA Hollings Scholarship
  • 5 PPIA Fellowships
  • 1 Beinecke Scholarship
  • 2 Critical Language Scholarships
  • 1 Saint Andrew’s Scholarship
  • 1 SMART Scholarship
  • 4 Fulbright UK Summer Institute Awards
  • 1 Astronaut Scholarship
  • 1 Pickering Fellowship
  • 2 Tillman Scholar Awards
  • 21 Gilman Scholarships


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