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Awards and Scholarships

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Letter from the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support
SU Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising
Syracuse University Scholars
Remembrance Scholars
Beckman Scholarship Program
Newell W. Rossman, Jr. Scholarships in the Humanities
Dooley Ornstein, Robert Charles Ornstein, and Lt. Adolph Ornstein Scholarships
Dr. Ruth Burton Medical Scholarship
Jonathan Chayat Memorial Award
Deborah A. Coquillon Memorial Award
Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship
Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards
Imagining America Scholars
Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester Scholarship
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Letter from the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support

Dear College of Arts and Sciences Students:


As a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, there are a number of awards, prizes, and scholarships available to you. Please review the many opportunities included in this communication and apply to those you feel are most suited to your accomplishments and goals. You may apply to more than one, if eligible, and I encourage you to do so.


In addition to the opportunities listed here, your major department may have information about relevant honor societies, academic clubs, and other awards or prizes that you may wish to pursue.  Honor society memberships, like most praiseworthy things in life, are not automatic. Some academic honor societies admit prospective members early in undergraduate careers, while others choose only juniors and seniors. Outstanding academic achievement, both in the honor society's specialty and in overall course work, is often required. For more information, contact the principal advisor or department chairperson for your major. In addition, refer to this website frequently for updates, new information and new scholarship opportunities. I also encourage you to visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs in 200 Archbold North and view their website.


I hope you find this information useful and I wish you every success this year.


Sincerely,


Kandice L. Salomone

Associate Dean

Advising and Academic Support



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SU Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising

The Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) at Syracuse University provides information, advising and support for students interested in applying for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. The Center's services are open to all Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students. Students do not need to be enrolled in the Renée Crown University Honors Program to use the Center's services.


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Syracuse University Scholars

A group of eight to twelve academically outstanding graduating seniors are designated each year as Syracuse University Scholars. Each school and college selects one nominee per 100 (or fraction thereof) graduating seniors and forwards these nominations, plus supporting documents, to the Senate Committee on Academic Affairs. The Selection Committee, appointed by the Senate Committee on Academic Affairs, will select eight to twelve Syracuse University Scholars from among the candidates. It will also select one of the University Scholars to give a Commencement address. In addition to demonstrated skill in the use of the English language, criteria for selection include: outstanding performance in coursework; exceptional academic attainment such as publication of original research, literary work, critical essay, etc., or public performance or exhibition of artistic work; co-curricular activities that are indicative of scholarly and intellectual excellence; recognition or acclaim by the wider community for academic achievement.

Eligibility: Outstanding Arts and Sciences seniors (minimum 3.6 GPA) must be nominated to the Arts and Sciences selection committee by department chairpersons or program directors, or individuals designated by them. Individual students may ask their chairpersons to be considered for nomination. In order to be qualified for nomination, a student must fulfill requirements for graduation in December of 2013, May of 2014, or August of 2014. The student must provide the chairperson with:

1. Nomination Form

2. Letter of nomination from Department Chair/Program Director

3. Current resume

4. Student's Personal Statement

5. Transcript

6. Letters of Recommendation

7. Writing Samples

8. Creative materials (appropriate to the student's academic work)

(Please visit SU Scholars "Guidelines for Student Portfolio" for more information.)

Award: Highest form of academic recognition SU bestows with baccalaureate degree.
Deadline: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Contact: Department chairperson or program director (of the student's major.)

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Remembrance Scholars

Syracuse University sponsors an annual scholarship program to honor the memory of the 35 students studying with SU Abroad who were among the 270 people killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing in 1988. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic work, citizenship, and service to community.

Eligibility: Students who are eligible to graduate in December 2013, in May 2014, or August 2014 may apply. Applicants will be required to complete an online application, three short essays, and submit two letters of recommendation. Contrary to popular belief, there is no minimum GPA required. Previous winners have had GPAs from 3.0 and above. More important is the record of service and commitment to the goal of a world without terrorism. For more information visit the Rememberance website at http://remembrance.syr.edu/


Award: $5,000
Deadline: Midnight on January 21, 2013
Contact: Judy O'Rourke and Eileen Fahey, Undergraduate Studies, 304 Steele Hall, 315-443-1368.

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Beckman Scholarship Program

Established in 1997 by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Beckman Scholars Program provides scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training, and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences. Beckman Scholars are engaged in a challenging and supportive program designed to provide them with a strong foundation in research skills and methods, nurture independence, and create unprecedented opportunities to interact with scientific leaders on campus and in the global scientific community.

APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Newell W. Rossman, Jr. Scholarships in the Humanities

The Newell W. Rossman Jr. Scholarships in the Humanities honor a distinguished former administrator of Syracuse University. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic and personal excellence. For the academic year 2012-13, scholarships will be awarded within the Guidelines, Procedures and Responsibilities specified for the program.

Eligibility: Current Sophomores and Juniors (who will be juniors and seniors in Fall 2014) who have declared majors in the Humanities programs. Students must have at least a 3.4 cumulative grade point average at Syracuse University at the time of nomination and be nominated by their department chairperson or program director.

Award: Awards will be in the amount of up to 50 percent of current tuition.
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Contact: Ms. Jodi Carr, Assistant to the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support, The College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, jcarr@syr.edu. 315-443-1643.


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Dooley Ornstein Reisman, Robert Charles Ornstein, and Lt. Adolph Ornstein Scholarships

Eligibility: Annual recognition of outstanding students planning to pursue a career in medicine and research. Current Sophomores and Juniors enrolled in The College of Arts and Sciences with a major of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Biophysical Science, Integrated Learning Major in Neuroscience, or who are designated Pre-Med. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Students meeting these criteria may be invited to submit an essay if they are selected by their departmental or program representative. Instructions for preparing the essay will be provided to students who are invited to apply.

Award: Awards will offset tuition, the final amount determined by financial need.
Deadline: 5 pm on March 19, 2014 (nominee due date.) Students will be notified by email.
Contact: Ms. Jodi Carr, Assistant to the Association Dean, Advising and Academic Support, The College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, 315-443-1643.

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Dr. Ruth Burton Medical Scholarship

Eligibility:  Recognition of outstanding College of Arts and Sciences seniors who are preparing to pursue a career in medicine.  Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, be eligible for Health Professions Advisory Committee Sponsorship, and must demonstrate financial need.  Students meeting these criteria may be invited to submit an application if they are nominated by a faculty member in their academic department and/or a Health Professions Advising Academic Counselor.  Instructions for completing the application will be provided to students who are invited to apply. This scholarship is awarded every four years, and the next award cycle is in 2017.


Award: Awards will offset medical school tuition for up to four years, the final amount determined by matriculation into an accredited medical school, financial need, and continued good academic standing.

Deadline: March 2017 (nominee essay due date)

Contact: Jodi Carr, Assistant to Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support, College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, jcarr@syr.edu, 315-443-1643.


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Jonathan Chayat Memorial Award

The Jonathan Chayat Memorial Award was established in 1977 by Maxwell and Sylvia Chayat in memory of their son, Jonathan, a 1976 cum laude graduate of Syracuse University who was killed in a bicycle accident a month before he was to begin graduate study in English at Syracuse. The award will go to an undergraduate junior or senior who, in the opinion of the selection committee, "most closely embodies the intellectual and moral qualities exemplified by Jonathan Chayat." These include a variety of interests and accomplishments, with particular concern for, and appreciation of, the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of life, devotion to self-knowledge and excellence, and active participation in, and imaginative contribution, to the Syracuse University community. The student must demonstrate a genuine involvement in the arts.

Eligibility: Any junior or senior may be nominated by another student, faculty, or staff member.
A letter describing the student and his/her achievements, contributions, and character accompanied by the candidate’s resume and a personal statement should be sent to the Jonathan Chayat Memorial Award Selection Committee, Office of the Dean, The College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages. The award is not need-based.

Award: $750 credited to your financial aid account
Deadline: March 17, 2014
Contact: Ms. Jodi Carr, Assistant to the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support, The College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, jcarr@syr.edu, 315-443-1643.

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Deborah A. Coquillon Memorial Award

The Deborah A. Coquillon Memorial Award was established in 2011 by the family of Deborah Anne Bonk Coquillon. Deb dedicated more than twenty years to the students and faculty of Syracuse University, including in the Honors Program and as Director of Career Exploration Services in The College of Arts and Sciences. She was a devoted advocate for students’ success at Syracuse University and in life. In the last years of her life, Deb lived in Washington, D.C., where she was a dedicated public servant.


The award will be given to an exceptional College of Arts and Sciences graduating senior who demonstrates the need for financial assistance in order to pursue his or her post-graduation goals. Just as Deb encouraged each student she advised to pursue his or her unique gifts and talents, the selection committee invites applications from students with a variety of backgrounds, interests, and career goals. Like Deb, the awardee should be committed to assisting and/or advocating for others.


Eligibility: Students planning to graduate in December 2013, May 2014, or August 2014 may apply. Applicants should submit a current resume and a personal statement (no more than three pages). The personal statement should outline important service activities and how these activities enhanced the student’s personal and intellectual development. In addition, please outline post-graduation plans, how the applicant’s commitment to service will play a role in these plans, and how this award will help the applicant achieve her or his goals. Although there is no established minimum, a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is encouraged. Students with lower GPAs may be considered if they provide a very strong personal statement. As relevant, applicants are invited to include personal and/or academic challenges that they have overcome that are not reflected elsewhere in the application. One letter of recommendation is required and should focus on the qualities of the applicant that are relevant to the spirit of this award.


Award: $1,500

Deadline: March 17, 2014.

Contact:  Ms. Jodi Carr, Assistant to the Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support, College of Arts and Sciences, 323 Hall of Languages, jcarr@syr.edu, 315-443-1643.


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Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship


The Matthew Ross Wanetik Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Matthew Wanetik, an undergraduate student at Syracuse University from August 2006 until his death from an undetected heart ailment on 3 October 2008 while studying abroad.  Matt was a member of the Class of 2010 and participated in our International Relations Learning Community 2006-2007. He was combining his major in International Relations with a major in Political Science and a minor in Global Political Economy. 

This award has been created for perpetuity and will annually go to an undergraduate student in The College of Arts and Sciences who is actively engaged in the campus community, and exemplifies Matt's kindness, curiosity, and charm.  This engagement might include membership in a learning community, fraternity/sorority, or recognized student organization, and/or participation in community service/volunteer work or off-campus study. Applications can be picked up at the front desk of the International Relations office or click here for a copy.  The scholarship committee will consider applications from students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by the Syracuse University Office of Financial Aid. 


Eligibility: undergraduate student in the junior year majoring in International Relations and/or Political Science


Deadline: February 14, 2014
Award:
At least $1,000 


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Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards

The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake internships that would not be possible without financial help.  Clements interns will usually spend one semester or summer away from the University, working under the guidance and supervision of an expert who can help them explore opportunities to link theory with practice in the world of work.


All materials except transcript and letter(s) of support must be submitted online through the OrangeLink system by the deadline date.  Other materials should be directed to Chuck Reutlinger.  For more information visit the Clements Internship Awards website.


Eligibility: Full-time matriculated sophomore, junior, senior and master’s level students from all schools and colleges of Syracuse University are eligible to apply for a Clements Internship Award.  Previous recipients of the Clements Internship Award may not apply. 


Award: Clements Awards typically range from $2,500 to $6,000.  There are usually several awards available each year. The award may be used to pay for internship-related travel, living expenses, and required materials, but may not be used to pay for salaries, stipends, or tuition.

Deadline: February 7, 2014

Contact: Chuck Reutlinger, Associate Director, Syracuse University Center for Career Services, 235 Schine Student Center, Syracuse, NY  13244, 315-43-3616 or clreutli@syr.edu.


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Imagining America Scholars

Undergraduate students graduating from Syracuse University in December 2013 or May 2014 can apply to be Imagining America Engagement Scholars or Entrepreneurship Engagement Scholars. The yearlong program supports recent graduates with a strong academic record to become civic-minded professionals or entrepreneurs in Central New York, and to begin graduate studies at Syracuse University through a 24-credit tuition scholarship. The Imagining America Engagement Scholars program provides recent graduates with a transition from undergraduate study to employment and graduate education. In addition to the 24-credit tuition scholarship, students have access to professional and faculty mentors, assistance in finding a job, and opportunities for professional development and networking through monthly seminars and the Publicly Active Graduate Education-Central New York Chapter.


Eligibility: Students are selected based on their academic record, their experience with civic engagement or entrepreneurship, a faculty or professional recommendation, and an in-depth interview. 


Award: The Entrepreneurship Engagement Scholars program provides recent graduates with an opportunity to start a for profit or nonprofit venture. In addition to the 24-credit tuition scholarship, students have professional and faculty mentors and space in the Student Sandbox at The Tech Garden and/or the Couri Hatchery. The program's entrepreneurial endeavors in the past have included the following: creating a workspace for freelancers and entrepreneurs; an incubator for product lines designed by SU students; a pop-up shop for art students to promote and sell their work; a free social browsing app; a portable and self-sustained rainwater harvesting system; and a jewelry company that sells handcrafted rings as symbols of female empowerment.


Deadline: January 15, 2014


To apply: visit http://engage.syr.edu/apply.html


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Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: Any student at Syracuse University, or admitted student, from the Rochester area who has completed six semesters of College education. The Rochester area is defined as Monroe County or a county contiguous thereto. Scholarship recipient must be enrolled as an undergraduate at Syracuse for both semesters during the 2014-2105 school year.


Award: $1,000


Deadline: April 30, 2014


Application: See the SU Alumni Club of Rochester Scholarship application


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