Success Scholars

Invest in Success Scholarship

The Invest in Success Scholarship is awarded to first-year and transfer students in good standing who in their first semester completed 15 or more credits with at least a 3.75 grade point average (GPA).

For the scholarship to renew, first-year and second-year students must successfully complete at least 15 credit hours each Fall/Spring semester with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Effective Fall 2022: third-year, fourth-year and fifth-year students must complete a total of 30 credits each year (not including Summer/Winterlude) with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

(Prior to Fall 2022: third-year, fourth-year and fifth-year students shared the same renewal criteria as first-year and second-year students).

What our Success Scholars are saying:

  • “Receiving the Invest in Success Scholarship really helped me gain confidence in my learning here at Syracuse University. It showed that all of my hard work I have put in thus far has been recognized, which is a great feeling!”
    -Carmen Lee-Bennett, Fall ’23 Success Scholar
  • “It made me feel grateful that hard work and academic achievements were recognized by Syracuse, and that I would be able to reduce the financial load on my parents because of it.”-Sofia Hom, Fall ’23 Success Scholar
  • “It was very rewarding to see that my dedication was already starting to pay off and to know that I was doing well to start off my college career.”
    -Owen Hedgelon, Fall ’23 Success Scholar
  • “This scholarship motivated me to continue working hard in all of my classes. I am proud to know that my school recognizes their students’ achievements.”
    -Max Dickman, Fall ’23 Success Scholar
  • “Receiving this scholarship and acknowledgement makes me want to work even harder this semester.” -Madeleine Mare, Fall ’23 Success Scholar

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Success Scholars at a spring reception (pictured above) are introduced to high-impact practices on campus, including: