The 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship provides scholarship for half of the tuition for students who enroll full-time in a qualifying graduate degree or certificate program at Syracuse University. The scholarship is automatically available to all Class of 2022 graduating seniors who are eligible for admission—no separate scholarship application is needed. Graduating seniors who have already been admitted to a qualifying graduate program are also eligible. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other program-granted graduate funding awards, such as assistantships, fellowships, or other scholarships, nor can it be deferred to future terms. The scholarship is only for those programs on the List of Qualifying Programs by School and College.
Guidance on Selecting a Graduate Program
There are a wide variety of programs from which to choose—degrees that directly continue your undergraduate studies and those adding another dimension to your qualifications. Our graduate staff and faculty are available to address your questions and guide you through the application process. We encourage you to consult with the career advising staff in your college for additional guidance and assistance.
Qualifying Residential Graduate Programs
This comprehensive list of 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship programs includes links to program overviews, allowing you to become familiar with the nature of the program, the curriculum, and admissions requirements. The Scholarship only applies to residential programs. Application fees for graduate programs are waived for all Syracuse University students. Applying to a graduate program can be done entirely online—apply now.
Once admitted to a graduate program and upon officially completing your undergraduate degree, you may enroll in the first term of entry available in 2022.
Eligibility Requirements for 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship:
As a member of the Class of 2022, you are eligible for the 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship if:
- You graduate in December 2021 or have submitted a Diploma Request for May, June, or August 2022;
- You officially complete your undergraduate degree in December 2021, May 2022 or August 2022, prior to starting coursework for a graduate program;
- You are admitted to study full time in a qualifying graduate program (see list of qualifying programs below) and begin the program no later than the start of the 2022-23 academic year.
Note: Deferring to a future semester beyond fall 2022 is not permitted. Also, you must maintain full-time continuous enrollment status throughout the duration of the program.
For a quick and direct connection to more program specific and admissions information, see the contact listed below for each school and college. If you have general questions regarding the Scholarship, please contact Tracy Balduzzi, Graduate School.
List of Qualifying Programs by School and College
The College of Arts and Sciences
Application Deadlines: June 1; Biotechnology applications accepted on a rolling basis; Speech-Language Pathology MS applications are due February 1.
Admissions Notes: GRE not required, with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology MS . Additional program admissions requirements: Speech-Language Pathology MS applicants apply via the CSDCAS application - no additional application to the Graduate School is needed. Applicants are required to submit GRE scores, official transcripts, custom essays, three letters of recommendation and an application fee through the CSDCAS portal; Biotechnology requires two letters of recommendation; Chemistry awards automatic acceptance for graduating seniors with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher and the letter of recommendation requirement is waived. Students currently enrolled in 4+1 programs receive a tuition benefit and are not eligible for the Forever Orange Scholarship. Students who are continuing in a 4+1 program may contact their program directors with any questions.
Contact: Christopher Anderson, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Recruitment
School of Education
Instructional Design Foundations, CAS (Online options)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022. Some SOE master’s degree programs will allow rolling admissions on a space-available basis.
Admissions Notes:GRE not required; though not participating in the 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship, the School of Education offers the SOE 50% Certificate of Advanced Study and SOE 50% Master’s Scholarship.
Contact: Contact: Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
The College of Engineering and Computer Science
Application Deadline: July 1
Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs
Contact: Mary Collier, Graduate Recruitment Specialist
The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Students enrolled in the following CAS programs must be enrolled in a full-time master’s program to receive the scholarship. The tuition award will be applied by the home college of the master’s program.
While the following residential programs are not eligible for the 2022 Forever Orange Scholarship, please contact Falk admissions for information on how a Forever Orange Scholarship equivalent may be applied:
Note: No GREs required.
For more information on graduate study in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, contact Zachary Schuster at 315-443-5555 or email@example.com.
School of Information Studies
Application Deadlines: May 1 for summer; June 1 for fall; if space available, will accept after deadlines. Priority Deadline February 15.
Start in summer 2022 and can complete MS in May-August 2023
Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs
Contact: Jay Dietz, Assistant Director Graduate Recruitment
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Business Administration, MBA (on-campus, only)
Business Analytics, MS (on-campus, only)
Professional Accounting, MS (on-campus, only)
Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises, MS (on-campus, only)
Supply Chain Management, MS (on-campus, only)
Application Deadline: April 15
Admissions Note: GMAT waived for all programs
Contact: Travis Clines, Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Geography, MA / History, MA
Economics, MA / Public Diplomacy and Global Communications, MA
International Relations, MA / Public Administration, MPA
February 1 then rolling
Political Science, MA
March 1 then rolling
Conflict and Collaboration, CAS (on-campus or online)
Admissions Note: GRE waived for all programs.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Application Deadlines: January 15, 2022
Admissions Note: Professional master’s programs begin in the summer only; Media Studies begins in the fall only; GRE waived for all programs.
Contact: Martha Coria, Assistant Director for Graduate Programs
College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Application Deadline: February 1
Admissions Note: GRE waived for CRS
Contact: Alexia Perez , Graduate Recruiting Specialist