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Haudenosaunee Promise

The Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Program seeks to make the rich educational experiences of Syracuse University available to admitted, qualified, first-year and transfer American Indian students. The Promise expresses Syracuse University's gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee and honors the continually growing relationship between us. Qualified students receive financial assistance equal to the cost of tuition, housing and meals (on-campus, up to the amount allotted through our Cost of Attendance), and mandatory fees for each year of full-time undergraduate study.


To be eligible a student must:

  • Be an admitted first-year or transfer student.
  • Be a certified citizen of one of the historic Haudenosaunee nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora).
  • Have resided on one of the Haudenosaunee nation territories listed below for a minimum of four years prior to and during their enrollment at Syracuse University.
  • Be in pursuit of his/her first bachelor's degree.
  • File for financial aid by published deadlines.
  • Maintain full-time academic status (12 credits per semester) and meet the satisfactory academic progress standards of the University.

Eligible Haudenosaunee Territories:

Akwesasne Mohawk, Allegany Seneca, Cattaraugus Seneca, Ganienke Mohawk, Kahnawake Mohawk, Kanatsiohareke Mohawk, Kanesatake Mohawk, Niagara Falls Seneca, Oil Spring Seneca, Oneida, Oneida of the Thames (Ontario), Onondaga, Six Nations (Canada), Tonawanda Seneca, Tuscarora, Tyendinaga Mohawk


For a Haudenosaunee Promise Application, click here.