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The Strategic Undergraduate STEM Talent Acceleration Initiative (SUSTAIN) is a competitive scholarship and training program at Syracuse designed for high-ability students interested in pursuing a major in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

SUSTAIN Scholars receive:

  • A $5,000 scholarship for each of your first two years at Syracuse University. This scholarship is in addition to existing financial aid award package from Syracuse and/or may reduce your federal loan(s) or work study.
  • Academic, professional, and social support programming designed especially for high-ability undergraduate STEM students.

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Apply for the 2023-2024 SUSTAIN program. Application due April 23, 2024

SUSTAIN in the News
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“Seeing Possibility For Myself”

The SUSTAIN program continues to cultivate and support STEM talent as it approaches endowment in its fifth year.

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Philanthropy that Empowers Students to Succeed in STEM

Mitzen’s latest gift to strengthen the SUSTAIN program

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Building a Strong STEM Community for Students

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STEM Faculty Land Grant to Recruit, Retain Underrepresented Students

Four Syracuse University professors have received a three-year grant to support recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in STEM fields.