Leadership Scholarship

The School of Education seeks high-achieving, motivated, and passionate student leaders to join our community. All first-year applicants who apply to any School of Education program by January 1 for the following year are automatically considered for the SOE Leadership Scholarship.

Questions? Contact:

Heather Macknik, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
Heather Macknik

Leadership Scholar Highlights

Access to special funding opportunities to maximize your Syracuse education
The Admissions Committee is pleased to further recognize your achievements with an annual half-tuition Education Leadership Scholarship of $28,940 for incoming fall 2022 recipients. You’ll also receive priority consideration for additional opportunities study abroad funding; the 50% master’s and C.A.S. scholarships; and funding for conference opportunities and teacher certification exams.

Priority reservation in a SOE-sponsored residential learning community
Live with other SOE students in the Education Living Learning Community who share similar and overlapping interests. Receive free tutoring in crucial first semester courses, participate in academic and career exploration events, and have fun in social programs like a high ropes challenge course, apple picking, bowling, indoor trampoline parks, and more!

Additional professional and career-oriented opportunities
Consider applying to the Renee Crown University Honors Program. Students in the Honors program take fascinating courses (like “The Science of Shipwrecks”, or “Baseball and American Culture”!), participate in special cultural and academic events, and pursue faculty-guided research or creative work that ties to their field. You can also become involved in the School of Education honors society, Kappa Delta Pi.

And – with all the opportunities and care within the School of Education
SOE is a small, tight-knit family of less than 120 new freshman undergraduates each year across 12 majors. Small class sizes and strong relationships with staff and faculty are a hallmark of the SOE experience. Combine theoretical knowledge gained in classes with hands-on experiences in internships and field placements – with most students starting in their first year! As a Leadership Scholar, expect to be cared by, and to care for, your peers and future colleagues in the field.

Eligibility requirements include maintaining good academic standing within major and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students who fail to meet these requirements are given one trial semester to return to eligibility.