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University Honors Second Cohort of Success Scholarship Awardees
The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, in partnership with schools, colleges and departments across campus, honored the University’s second cohort of Success Scholars during two receptions at the end of January. The receptions also provided Success Scholars with opportunities to connect with programs to enhance their in- and out-of-classroom experience, including the Renée Crown University Honors Program, Syracuse Abroad, Syracuse University Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (The SOURCE), ’Cuse Works and the Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, among others.
“The Success Scholarship Program was created to support our continued commitment to opportunity, excellence and success. Through this scholarship, we recognize the strong academic achievement of students in their first semester at Syracuse University and support their continued success here,” says Amanda Nicholson, interim deputy senior vice president for enrollment and the student experience.
The Invest in Success Scholarship Program launched last year, awarding high-achieving new students with a renewable, merit scholarship. This year’s cohort of more than 850 first-year and transfer students joins last year’s Success Scholars cohort, which currently consists of more than 700 students.
Newly named Success Scholars shared their reflections on the scholarship award and receptions:
“Being selected as an Invest in Success Scholar means the University has recognized our merits as first-year students. I feel honored to have such amazing resources, faculty and opportunities available to make my Syracuse experience the best it can be. I can’t wait to make the most of it,” says David A. Barbier Jr., an international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Jacqueline Young, a first-year student majoring in biology shared, “For me, personally, it was really nice to be recognized as an Invest in Success Scholar because it was a recognition of all of the work I put into my first semester classes. Additionally, the reception opened my eyes to a bunch of new opportunities on campus that could enhance my education throughout the next couple of years.”
About the Invest in Success Scholarship Program
The Invest in Success Scholarship is awarded to first-year and transfer students who in their first semester at Syracuse University completed 15 or more credits, earned a 3.75 GPA and are in good standing. For more information on scholarship programs, visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs website.