We offer programming and scholarships to help open doors of opportunity for youth in Central New York who desire to enhance their education and go on to successful, productive careers.

Scholarships

Scholarship funds provide financial assistance for students of Central New York Schools seeking to continue their education at accredited colleges, universities, or technical schools. Our directory of scholarships is arranged by interest area, school and geographic region.

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Say Yes Syracuse

Say Yes Syracuse is a historically unprecedented collaboration among diverse groups of Syracuse-area corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to ensure that all Syracuse City School District students have the necessary support to graduate ready for higher education and that no financial barriers prevent them from attending college.

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Community Investment Stories

Stories February 25, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to ...

Stories February 17, 2021

From Black History to Black Renaissance: Two Syracuse Black-led Organizations Share Their Stories of Triumph and Struggle

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence ...

Stories February 16, 2021

Scholarship Recipient to Fraternal Brother - Starting the College Journey with Two Students at a Time

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than ...

SOMAC volunteers conducting a motor vehicle accident training
Stories January 8, 2021

Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps Fills Gaps in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

SOMAC, an organization that provides emergency medical services to Madison County residents, relies heavily on ...

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Topics January 8, 2021

Beyond the Pond: The Deeper Role of Webster Pond

Named after one of the first White settlers in the region who befriended members of ...

ICRCC Logo
Stories January 8, 2021

Indian Cultural Center Raises Money for Community-At-Large

For more than 35 years, the India Community Religious and Cultural Center (ICRCC) has been ...

Group of OGs Against Violence volunteers
Stories January 8, 2021

OG's Against Violence: Rebuilding the "Village" of Syracuse

Clifford Ryan, a strong advocate against police brutality and racism, also fights to put an ...

Children color at a table at the Cortland Salvation Army
Topics December 26, 2020

Salvation Army of Cortland

In the city of Cortland, nearly 24 percent of residents live below the poverty line. ...

Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
Stories December 26, 2020

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity achieved a milestone this spring by becoming the first Habitat affiliate ...

Stories February 25, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to ...

Stories February 17, 2021

From Black History to Black Renaissance: Two Syracuse Black-led Organizations Share Their Stories of Triumph and Struggle

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence ...

Stories February 16, 2021

Scholarship Recipient to Fraternal Brother - Starting the College Journey with Two Students at a Time

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than ...

SOMAC volunteers conducting a motor vehicle accident training
Stories January 8, 2021

Southern Madison County Ambulance Corps Fills Gaps in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

SOMAC, an organization that provides emergency medical services to Madison County residents, relies heavily on ...

duck
Topics January 8, 2021

Beyond the Pond: The Deeper Role of Webster Pond

Named after one of the first White settlers in the region who befriended members of ...

ICRCC Logo
Stories January 8, 2021

Indian Cultural Center Raises Money for Community-At-Large

For more than 35 years, the India Community Religious and Cultural Center (ICRCC) has been ...

Group of OGs Against Violence volunteers
Stories January 8, 2021

OG's Against Violence: Rebuilding the "Village" of Syracuse

Clifford Ryan, a strong advocate against police brutality and racism, also fights to put an ...

Children color at a table at the Cortland Salvation Army
Topics December 26, 2020

Salvation Army of Cortland

In the city of Cortland, nearly 24 percent of residents live below the poverty line. ...

Volunteers help construct a Habitat for Humanity home.
Stories December 26, 2020

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity achieved a milestone this spring by becoming the first Habitat affiliate ...

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