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 Murphy 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:

  • $28,000 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 2020 Forever Orange Scholarship will cover half (50%) of the tuition for current Syracuse University seniors who enroll full-time in a graduate degree or certificate program at SU. The scholarship is available to all Class of 2020 graduating seniors who are eligible for admission. Graduating seniors who have already been admitted to a qualifying graduate program for summer/fall 2020 are also eligible. This scholarship cannot be combined with other program-granted graduate funding awards, such as assistantships or fellowships, tuition scholarship credits, nor can it be deferred to future terms.


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

  • You graduated in December of 2019 or have submitted an Intent to Graduate for May, June, or August 2020; and
  • You have been admitted to a qualifying residential graduate program with a matriculation term of summer 2020 or fall 2020. Please note that the Forever Orange Scholarship cannot be deferred to a future semester; and
  • You maintain full-time, contiguous enrollment status throughout the duration of the program.

Falk College Graduate Program Scholarship

A graduate program scholarship equivalent to 25% of tuition is available for all students who are full or part-time Syracuse University alumni and do not qualify for the 50% forever orange discount, this includes students already admitted to a Falk College master’s program for 2020. The scholarship is also open to students currently admitted to any Advanced Standing MSW student from any accredited BSW/BSSW program throughout the nation, who may not be a Syracuse University alumni. In addition to the tuition discount, all GRE tests and application fees are waived.

The scholarship is for residential programs only and does not include online-only programs.

Eligible Falk College graduate programs include:

  • Exercise Science, M.S.
  • Food Studies, M.S.
  • Human Development & Family Science, M.A., M.S.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.
  • Nutrition Science, M.A., M.S.
  • Public Health, M.P.H., M.S.P.H.
  • Social Work, Advanced Standing Program, M.S.W.
  • Social Work, M.S.W.
  • Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Dual Degree, M.A./M.S.W.
  • Sport Venue & Event Management, M.S.

Interested students should contact Falk Admissions, submit their application, and must formally matriculate. The scholarship does not apply to online graduate programs such as the Marriage and Family Therapy, MA – Online. For more information, please contact the Falk College Office of Admissions at (315) 443-5555 or email Award is subject to change.

Contact Admissions

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.

More Information

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.

More Information

View a full listing of scholarship opportunities