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Graduate Fellowships

Fellowships are designed for full time students needing additional support for their graduate studies. Fellowships can require experiential learning components including leadership training or community engagement. Different fellowships provide different levels of financial support. 

Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program

The Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program supports full-time graduate students who are a part of the diverse student body at SUNY Oswego. The program seeks to support those who can demonstrate they have overcome a disadvantage or other impediment to succeed in higher education. The fellowship is limited to United States citizens or permanent residents.  Applicants must be accepted for full-time graduate study.  The award provides a full tuition scholarship and $5000 annual stipend.

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Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship

The Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship seeks accomplished and motivated individuals who are eager to prepare for greater leadership responsibilities within their communities and professions. Applicants will propose self-designed learning experiences to help attain leadership goals that have been set. The program will expand the student’s experiences to new learning environments that would be inaccessible without the fellowship. The Fellowship award amount varies and is usually between $2500 and $5000.

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Graduate Ambassadors

The Graduate Studies Ambassador program is designed for matriculated graduate students who embody the mission of high quality graduate education and exemplify SUNY Oswego’s principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and representation. Graduate Ambassadors will enhance the recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds to SUNY Oswego, and represent the diversity of experiences and backgrounds in the SUNY Oswego learning community. Graduate Ambassadors receive a $700 tuition scholarship per semester.

Note: Choose "Graduate Ambassador Program" as your new application

Higher Education Leadership Fellowship Program

This fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to engage with the institution’s mission and strategic initiatives through a 20-hour week commitment to a placement site on campus. Each fellow will be assigned a member of the SUNY Oswego administration and will gain an insider’s perspective on how higher education functions. Fellows also have opportunities to better students' social and academic lives by assisting in developing new policies and supporting the development of new student development and professionalization programs by serving on university-wide committees, and attending workshops, symposiums, and conferences.

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Impact Scholars Program

This program supports students’ commitment to and capacity for sustained, informed, and deliberate community engagement. Scholars commit to working on a project that addresses a community need. 

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School Psychology Fellowship Program

To enhance diversity in the field of school psychology, the SUNY Oswego School Psychology MS/CAS program, working in partnership with Syracuse City School District, has developed  the CRISP Initiative that will provide robust financial support to graduate students throughout the 63 credit hour School Psychology MS/CAS program, including a full tuition scholarship and a graduate assistantship with a $35,000 stipend.

Applications will open January 2024 for Fall 2024-Spring 2025 term.

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Graduate Chemistry Research Fellowship

Contact Chemistry department for application.