Awards and scholarships for Falk College students

A wide range of opportunities and awards are available to students in the Falk College, providing you with the means to enhance your personal, academic, and career growth. Some of these include Dean’s List, Peer Advisor Award, University Scholar, and Remembrance Scholar. Many scholarships and awards are also available for students. Opportunities include:

Dean’s List

Students at Falk College are named to Dean’s list when they have achieved a minimum semester grade point average of 3.400 and a minimum of 12 credit hours of letter grades with no missing or Incomplete grades. Students receive a certificate of achievement from Dean Jordan and often cite this honor on their resume, portfolio or when applying for employment.

View the current Dean’s List

Falk College Leadership Scholars

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics is home to some of Syracuse University’s highest-achieving and passionate student leaders. On-campus and beyond, our students are best known for taking their skills out into the community to be part of research, entrepreneurship and social justice to improve society. The Falk College Leadership Scholars program aims to recognize outstanding academic excellence and stellar leadership though a generous scholarship and other unique benefits. All first-year applicants who apply to any Falk College undergraduate program by January 1 for the following year are automatically considered for the Falk College Leadership Scholarship.

Students who receive a Falk College Leadership Scholar award are entitled to:

  • Annual merit scholarship renewable for 4 years.
  • Priority consideration for the Renée Crown University Honors Program.
  • Priority consideration for admission into a Falk College’s master’s degree program and a guaranteed 50% tuition scholarship.
  • Dedicated Leadership Scholar Faculty Mentors.
  • Specialized Leadership Scholar career counseling events.
  • Priority consideration for Falk College Career Services Immersion Trips, the Barbara Richman Mirken New York City Social Work Immersion Trip and other opportunities.
  • Annual Leadership Scholar events, field trips and excursions.

50% Forever Orange Discount

The 2021 Forever Orange Scholarship provides scholarship for half (50%) of the tuition for current Syracuse University seniors who enroll full-time in an eligible graduate degree or certificate program at Syracuse University. The scholarship is automatically available to all Class of 2021 graduating seniors, including those who graduated December 2020, who are eligible for admission. Graduating seniors who have already been admitted to a qualifying graduate program for spring/summer/fall 2021 are also eligible. More details on the Forever Orange Scholarship can be found on the Syracuse University Graduate School website (PDF). This scholarship cannot be combined with other program-granted graduate funding awards, such as assistantships, fellowships or other scholarships, nor can it be deferred to future terms. This scholarship is not available for online programs.


As a member of the Syracuse University Class of 2021, including December 2020 graduates, you are eligible for the 2021 Forever Orange Scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • You graduated in December of 2020 or have communicated your intent to graduate in May, June, or August 2021 by notifying the University that you intend to graduate through the File Diploma Request process accessed through MySlice.
  • You officially complete your undergraduate degree in December 2020, May 2021 or August 2021, prior to starting coursework for a graduate program; and
  • You are admitted to study full time in a qualifying residential graduate program and begin the program no later than the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

Note: Deferring to a future semester is not permitted. Also, you must maintain full-time continuous enrollment status throughout the duration of the program.

University Scholars

A group of 8 to 12 academically outstanding graduating seniors are designated each year as Syracuse University Scholars. Students are selected by a University-wide faculty committee from candidates nominated by the schools and colleges in the following process. Each school and college nominates academically outstanding students according to criteria developed within that college or school. Each school or college may nominate a minimum of two and as many as one student per every 100 students in this graduating class. Nominees submit a portfolio of appropriate supporting documents. Information on the selection process, including nominating forms, guidelines for student portfolios, and criteria for evaluation of co-curricular activities, is available in the college deans’ office.

For more information contact:
Eileen Lantier, Senior Associate Dean
440 White Hall,, 315-443-9824

View a complete list of past Syracuse University Scholars

Remembrance Scholars

The Remembrance Scholarship, one of the highest awards a Syracuse University student can receive, is given to seniors chosen for distinguished scholarship, citizenship, and service to the community.

In recognizing the achievements of the 35 Scholars, we pay tribute to the Syracuse University students and all those lost in the terrorist attack on Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988, over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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The Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program

Syracuse University is pleased to announce The Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program. The Promise seeks to make the rich educational experiences of the University available to admitted, qualified, first-year and transfer American Indian students. The Promise expresses Syracuse University’s gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee and honors the continually growing relationship between us. Qualified students receive financial assistance equal to the cost of tuition, housing and meals (on-campus), and mandatory fees for each year of full-time undergraduate study.

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