Eligibility and application

ELIGIBILITY
• You must identify as an African American or Latino;
• You must be a U.S. citizen or resident;
• You must be enrolled full-time on the main campus of Syracuse University. Scholarships are NOT awarded for part-time or summer study;
• You must have a current FAFSA on file;
• You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (the average GPA of scholarship recipients for 2016-17 is 3.6).

The scholarships are based on need. In other words, you must have a need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid (based on your FAFSA). Once need is determined, awards are made based on academic merit.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE:
Students can be nominated by faculty, staff, current scholarship recipients or themselves. To apply or nominate, e-mail the following to Angela Morales-Patterson, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Engagement, Office of Program Development. The subject line should read “Nominee for Our Time Has Come (OTHC) 2017-18.”

  • Student’s first name, middle initial, and last name
  • School/college of enrollment
  • Major, and
  • Class standing for academic year 2017-18.

The nomination period begins March 13, 2017 and closes May 12, 2017. Only students who are awarded scholarships will be notified in writing in September 2017.