Orange Alumni Scholarship

The Orange Alumni Scholarship is available for students who start through the spring 2021 semester. Students matriculating summer 2021 and later will instead receive the SOE 50% Master’s and C.A.S. Scholarships.

Syracuse University alumni are proud to be orange, and we want to help you continue your Syracuse education. The Orange Alumni Scholarship offers funding covering 25% of the cost of tuition to students who have graduated from Syracuse University (any degree program) within the last five years and who enroll full-time into eligible School of Education master’s degree or Certificate of Advanced Study program.

Questions or more information, please contact:

Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment|315.443.2505


  • Students must formally be admitted and matriculated into an eligible School of Education master’s or C.A.S. and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits in the fall or spring, or 6 credits in summer). Part-time C.A.S. program enrollment will be considered for scholarship eligibility. Part-time master’s students are eligible if they are also Syracuse City School District employees.
  • Students are eligible for only one School of Education percentage scholarship – the High Needs Area Scholarship, Orange Alumni Scholarship, and/or the Orange Family Scholarship cannot be combined. This scholarship is also not available to students receiving SU employee/spouse/partner remitted tuition benefits.
  • Students who matriculate into the Educational Leadership C.A.S., Early Childhood Special Education M.S., School Counseling M.S., or Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. are not eligible for this scholarship because of program-specific funding.

Additional Details

  • The alumni scholarship is offered to eligible students in their admission packet from the Graduate School. Students who return their acceptance of the scholarship are automatically credited 25% of their tuition each semester of full-time study to their bursar account. There will be no cash refunds or payouts.
  • For students who have matriculated in the 2017-18 academic year and prior, the value of the Graduate Tuition Scholarship is based on the total number of credit hours for which the student is registered. The scholarship is applied first to the tuition owed before all other funding is awarded.
  • For students who matriculate beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, the value of the Graduate Tuition Scholarship is based on the tuition for the total number of credit hours for which the student is registered minus the value of any outside scholarships/funding.
  • The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a prerequisite condition of full admission into the program.